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WHITLEY Family HistoryThis ancient name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving from any of the various places called Whitley in Berkshire, Cheshire, Northumberland, Wiltshire, Warwickshire and Yorkshire, or from Whitleigh in Devonshire. Most of these places are recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Witelie, Witelai" or "Witelaia", and all share the same meaning and derivation, which is "the white wood or glade", from the Olde English pre 7th Century "hwit", white, pale (referring perhaps to the colour of the tree bark), and "leah", thin wood, glade, clearing in a wood.
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