Type Surname (from location)
Pronounced Pron. YAB-slee
Other Forms FormsYabersley, Yabsley, Yabslie
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 6/15/2014
It is believed to be a derived spelling of Abboldesi, a place now more commonly known as Abbotsley or Abbotsleigh. However, the original surname had nothing to do with "Abbots" in any spelling, and derives from to the Olde English pre 7th Century personal name "Eadbeald" meaning "Prosperity-bold".