Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.
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Related and similar surnamesWillougby
The Willoughby surname in historical dictionaries
An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)
(origin: Local) From the lordship of Willoughby, in Lincolnshire, England, given to a Norman knight by William the Conqueror.--The town or habitation by the willows.