Willoughby Surname History
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Willoughby Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity
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The nationality of Willoughby is often difficult to determine because countries change over time, making the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Willoughby may be difficult to determine depending on whether the name originated organically and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of family names that come from a craft, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the surname "Baker" which refers to the craft of baker).
Willoughby Meaning & Etymology
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The meaning of Willoughby come may come from a profession, such as the name "Miller" which referred to the profession of working in a mill. Some of these trade-based surnames may be a profession in a different language. This is why it is useful to understand the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its progenitors. Many names like Willoughby come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so on. Commonly these names are shortened versions of a religious expression such as "Favored of God".
Willoughby Pronunciation & Spelling Variations
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In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Willoughby were written down based on how they sounded when people's names were written in government records. This could have led to misspellings of Willoughby. Knowing misspellings and spelling variations of the Willoughby surname are important to understanding the etymology of the name. Family names like Willoughby change in their spelling as they travel across communities, family unions, and eras over time.
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Willoughby Family Tree
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- Ellen Willoughby
- Susannah Wyatt Willoughby 1743 - ?
- Janet McMillan Willoughby 1766 - ?
- Henry Willoughby
- Susanna Willoughby 1744 - 1828
- Lucy Willoughby
- James Willoughby Willard 1775 - 1852
- Joan / Jane Strangeways Willoughby 1427 - 1485
- Mrs. Robert Willoughby Moton 1482 - 1517
- Cecelia Cicely Willoughby Sutton 1463 - 1539