Ripley Family History
Ripley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Ripley (Derbyshire Hampshire Surrey Yorkshire). The Hampshire and Surrey placenames derive from Old English ripel rippel ‘strip of land’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. The Yorkshire placename probably derives from the Anglian tribe name Hrype + Old English lēah. The Derbyshire placename may derive from Old English ripel rippel or the Anglian tribe name Hrype + Old English lēah.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022