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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Astley

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From Old English east and leah, meaning "east meadow" or "east clearing".

  1. A village near Manchester, England
  2. A village in Lancashire, England
  3. A village in Warwickshire, England
  4. A village in Worcestershire, England
  5. A village in Shropshire, England
  6. A habitational surname​.

Notable Persons Named Astley

Astley Cooper was a scientist in the field of anatomy. Astley was born on August 23rd, 1768 in Brooke in Norfolk. He passed away on February 12th, 1841.


Sir Astley Key is a military person. His military service ended in 1886.


Astley Mulholland is a sports team member for the Glossop North End A.F.C.


Astley Lee is a sports team member for the Nadi F.C.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Astley

Rick Astley is a pop music, dance-pop, and blue-eyed soul musician. His career lasted from 1985 to 1993. Rick was given the name Richard Paul Astley on February 6th, 1966 in Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire, England.


Virginia Astley is an alternative rock, ambient music, and dream pop singing, songwriter, and musician. She plays Keyboard instrument and Vocals. Virginia was born on September 26th, 1959.


Edwin was born on April 12th, 1922 in Warrington. He passed away on May 19th, 1998.


Jon Astley is a rock music record producer and singer-songwriter.



Thea Beatrice May Astley was a novelist and short story writer. Thea was born on August 25th, 1925 in Brisbane, Queensland. Thea is also known as Phillip Cressy and Thea Gregson. She passed away on August 17th, 2004.


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Popularity of Astley as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Astley U.S.
  White 92.81% 64.26%
  African American 2.50% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Astley

People with the last name Astley are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Astley

  • How Popular is the name Astley? Astley is the 86,370th most popular name of all time. As a last name Astley was the 62,531st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Astley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Astley in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Astley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1993 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Astley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Astley is Sunday, March 24th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Astley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Astley was in 1993 with a total of 5 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Astley: Your name in reverse order is Yeltsa. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aylste. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Astley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 320 people with the last name Astley.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Astley? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Astley as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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