surname SPENSLEY
Could anyone explaon me the meaning of this british surnames.Thanks.
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It's a Yorkshire name and it's home seems to be in the Yorkshire Dales. It's almost certainly a place-name, but I don't think it has been identified, and perhaps no longer exists. The -ley ending probably means "clearing", spen may mean "thorn". So a place cleared of thorn bushes?
Spenceley is another spelling.
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