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Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. RIE-əths-lee(British English) RIEZ-lee(British English) RAWTS-lee(British English)  [key·IPA]
Other Forms FormsWrottesley

Meaning & History

Name is of unknown origin, deriving from older Wrotteslega, who were a family that held estates in Staffordshire in the late 1100s. Possibly a combination of wrot "snout" and leah "meadow, cleaning", suggesting it's origin as a pig farm.
Added 10/19/2023 by anonymous