Whineray

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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Other Forms FormsWhinneray, Whinery, Whinnery

Meaning & History

Means "person from Whinneray", Cumbria, or "person who lives in a nook of land growing with gorse" (in either case from Old Norse hvin "whin, gorse" + vrá "nook of land"). It was borne by New Zealand rugby player Sir Wilson Whineray (1935-2012).
Added 11/4/2013 by babycrookston