John Wilby

1621–
Diss, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

John Wilby was born in 1621, in Diss, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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English: habitational name from any of the places called Wilby, in Suffolk, Norfolk, and Northamptonshire. The first is probably named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + Old English bēag ‘circle’; the second has the same first element + Old Norse býr ‘farmstead’ or Old English bēag, and the last is named with the Old English or Old Scandinavian personal name Villi + býr.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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