Type Surname (from location)
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 9/20/2018
Last Editor EditorSeaHorse15 on 5/5/2019
Habitational name, now chiefly found in the Midlands, for a person from Alsop-en-le-Dale, a chapelry in the parish of Ashborne, Derbyshire. The place name itself meant "Ælle's valley" from the genitive of the Old English personal name [!Ælle] and Old English hōp meaning "enclosed valley" (compare [Hope]).