Last name origin & meaning:
English: habitational name from such places as Ansley in
Warwickshire or Annesley in Nottinghamshire. The former is named with
Old English ānsetl ‘hermitage’ + lēah ‘woodland
clearing’; the latter with an Old English personal name An
(‘the solitary one’) + lēah. In some cases the American
surname may be a respelling of Scottish Ainslie.
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