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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsPenleigh, Penlegh, Penly, Penlie, Penlay

Meaning & History

habitational name from Penleigh in Dilton Wiltshire. The place name probably derives from Old English penn "fold enclosure" or perhaps Celtic penn "head" and Old English leah "wood woodland clearing". It is perhaps also a variant of Pendley.
Added 6/6/2023 by Paradiso36