Whelpley Family History
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Whelpley Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Whelpley Hill in Ashley Green, Buckinghamshire or from places called Whelpley in Hailsham, Sussex, and Whiteparish, Wiltshire, all named with Old English hwelp ‘whelp’, ‘cub’, ‘young animal’ + leah ‘(woodland) clearing’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Shelley, Wheatley, Shepley, Wheeley, Checkley, Shipley, Heasley