Ransley is a surname and boy’s given name of Old English origin. It may derive from the Old English words hraefn (raven) and leah (meadow), which combine to mean “raven meadow.” Another possible meaning is “reed marsh farm,” from the Old English rauor mersc leah. As a surname, it may have been used to denote people who came from Ravensfield, south Yorkshire, or the lost manor of Reinsley in Kent. Another related place name may be Rawnsley in Staffordshire. If you want to pay tribute to a Ransley you know, or to honor the intelligent and mysterious raven, this could be the perfect name!
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