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Meaning & History

From a surname which was from a place name: either Annesley in Nottinghamshire or Ansley in Warwickshire. The place names themselves derive from Old English anne "alone, solitary" or ansetl "hermitage" and leah "woodland, clearing".
VariantsAnsley, Ainslee, Ainslie English


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Entry updated August 26, 2016   Contribute