Willoughby Family History
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Willoughby Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the various places called Willoughby, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Warwickshire. They are named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’, or perhaps in some cases from wilig + Old English beag ‘ring’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press