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Meaning and Origin of: Westby boy

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First name origin & meaning:

Old English: Westerly direction

First name variations: Weston, Westbrook, Westcott, Weston, Westleigh, West

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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’.
  2. 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.
  3. Swedish: habitational or ornamental name of the same etymology as 2 above.
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