Wesley is a name with an Anglo-Norman etymology. The "wes" portion of the name refers to the Western cardinal direction, while the word "lea" refers to a field, pasture, or other clearing in a forest. Thus, the name's origin refers to a "western lea," or a field to the west. The name was predominantly used as a surname until John Wesley, founder of the Methodist church, inspired some parents to name their sons after him while also retaining the parents' own surname.

Darren Schneider is a prime example of a Wesley.

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List Of Mr. Belvedere Episodes - Season 3 (1986/87)
... Belvedere tries to beat Wesley at gin rummy ... Adopt-a-Grandparent program at a retirement home and Wesley is talked into going with the prospect of squeezing some money out of an unsuspecting old person ... However, Wesley makes quick friends with one woman in particular but he soon realizes she has Alzheimer's disease ...
Wesley, Oklahoma
... Wesley is an unincorporated community in Atoka County, Oklahoma, United States ... Payton Crossing Reynolds Taloah Wards Chapel Wardville Wesley Ghost towns Mt ... LeFlore House Wapanucka First Oil Well in Oklahoma Bo McAlister Site Wesley Waddell's Station Site See also National Register of Historic Places listings in Atoka County, Oklahoma and List of ...
Leszek Maciaszek
... "Requirements Analysis and Systems Design", 2nd ed (Addison-Wesley 2004) and "Practical Software Engineering" (Addison-Wesley 2004) ... His Addison-Wesley books “Requirements Analysis and System Design” and “Practical Software Engineering” have been translated into Chinese, Russian and Italian ...
List Of Mr. Belvedere Episodes - Season 1 (1985)
... Marsha was in law school, Kevin was a senior in high school, Heather was a freshman, and Wesley was in elementary school ... Meanwhile, Wesley's hamster got loose somewhere in the house, Heather's boyfriend is pressuring her into a more serious relationship, and Kevin brings home a bad report card ... Dungan Jeff Stein March 22, 1985 3T03 Wesley is upset when he and three other classmates are the only ones who are not invited to a fellow classmates party and Mr ...
Susanna Wesley
... Susanna Wesley (20 January 1669 – 23 July 1742), born Susanna Annesley, was the daughter of Dr ... Annesley and Mary White, and the mother of John and Charles Wesley ... Why? Because two of her sons, John Wesley and Charles Wesley, as children consciously or unconsciously will, applied the example and teachings and circumstances of their home life.” ...

Famous quotes containing the word wesley:

    Once in seven years I burn all my sermons; for it is a shame if I cannot write better sermons now than I did seven years ago.
    —John Wesley (1703–1791)

    Come, thou long-expected Jesus,
    born to set thy people free;
    from our fears and sins release us,
    let us find our rest in thee.
    —Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

    And am I born to die?
    To lay this body down?
    And must my trembling spirit fly
    Into a world unknown?
    —Charles Wesley (1707–1788)