Some family surnames, does anyone know the meanings...
Hildersley (the family was from Scotland, but the name seems English to me)

Gorrie (Scottish background)

Leney (From Sussex, England, have seen variation was Leany, Leeny)

Morfett (the Midlands region of england as far as I know)

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I'll venture a few guesses

Hildersley ..."battle meadow" ...Germanic, probably Anglo-Saxon origin

Gorrie ...from Gaelic Ó Guaire, meaning "noble"

Leaney from laighneach, meaning Leinsterman ...from the name of a spear this early Celtic tribe used ...

Morfett ...maybe related to muire ..."a lord" in Gaelic
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