Usage English (Modern)
Pronounced Pron. AWZ-lee
Other Forms FormsAuslee, Auslie, Ausly
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Contributor Contrib.Ellen McLullick on 2/23/2011
Rare surname which was from an English place name in which the second element is Old English leah "wood, clearing". The first element may be hors "horse" (in which case the name likely referred to a place where horses were put out to pasture) or the river name Ouse (ultimately from the ancient British root ud- "water").