First name origins & meanings:
- English: From the shouter's meadow
- Old English: Dweller in the noisy meadow
First name variations: Ripleigh, Rypley, Rip
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from any of various places in different
parts of England, named in Old English with ripel ‘strip of
land’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.
- William Ripley (d. 1656) came from Wymondham, Norfolk, England, to
Hingham, MA, in 1638.
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