Westby Family History
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Westby Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of various places named Westby, for example in Lancashire, Lincolnshire, and West Yorkshire, from Old Norse vestr ‘west’ + býr ‘settlement’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of twenty or more farmsteads, mainly in southeastern Norway, named in Old Norse as Vestbýr, a compound Old Norse vestr ‘west’ + býr ‘settlement’. Compare 1. Swedish: habitational or ornamental name of the same etymology as 2 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press