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old english (anglo-saxon)
WILIG *BýR

this name derives from the pre 7th century anglo-saxon locational name “willoughby”, composed of two elements: “wilig” (willow) and old norse “*býr” (farmhouse, farmstead), which means “fighter, one who wants to fight”. these places include willoughby in lincolnshire, leicestershire, nottinghamshire and warwickshire, which all appear as "wilgebi" in the domesday book of 1086.

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