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Local toponymy (Place names)

Postby Bruce Everiss » Thu 17 Jul 2008 10:44 am

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_toponymy "British toponymy is the study of British place names, their origins and trends in naming."
English Place Name Society: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_Place-Name_Society
A Key to English Place-Names is a database maintained at the Institute for Name-Studies, School of English, The University of Nottingham: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/english/ins/kepn/
Institute for name studies: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/english/ins/about.htm

Harbury
SP 37 59
Warwickshire
'Hereburh's fortification', a feminine personal name.

OE pers.n., OE burh

CDEPN 278
DEPN 218
Mills 226
PNWa 170

Ufton
SP 37 62
Warwickshire
Uncertain. Possibly, 'Wulfwiht's farm/settlement' or perhaps, 'hovel farm/settlement'.

?OE hulu, ?OE pers.n., OE tun

CDEPN 635
DEPN 485
Mills 474
PNWa 186-8

Chesterton and Kingston
SP 35 58
Warwickshire
'Roman site farm/settlement'. It is located near a Roman camp along the Fosse Way.

Robert de 'Kyngestune's farm/settlement'.

OE ceaster, OE tun
Z family-name, OE tun

CDEPN 131/-
DEPN 101/277-8
Mills 111/-
PNWa 251

Bishops Itchington
SP 39 57
Warwickshire
'River Itchen farm/settlement'. It was granted to the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield in 1259.

Z river-name, OE tun, OE biscop

CDEPN 335
DEPN 267
Mills 263
PNWa 171

Ladbroke
SP 41 58
Warwickshire
Uncertain. The second element is 'brook'. The specific may be OE hlot, perhaps indicating a place where lots were drawn or the future was divined.

?OE hlot, OE broc

CDEPN 356
DEPN 284
Mills 286
PNWa 135

Gaydon
SP 36 53
Warwickshire
'*Gaega's hill'.

OE pers.n., OE dun

CDEPN 248
DEPN 194
Mills 204
PNWa 254

Kineton
SP 33 51
Warwickshire
'King's farm/settlement'.

The hundred, named from Kineton parish, was introduced in the 12th century as a ship soke. In DB it was divided into 4 hundreds of 'Tremelau', 'Honisberie', 'Fexhole' and Barcheston. The exact location of the meeting-place is apparently unknown.

OE cyning, OE tun, OE hundred, ON vapnatak

Anderson 1:134-6
CDEPN 346
DEPN 277
Mills 278
PNWa 247, 282

Lighthorne
SP 34 55
Warwickshire
'Light-coloured thorn-tree'.

OE leoht, OE thyrne

CDEPN 372
DEPN 298
Mills 298
PNWa 255

Offchurch
SP 35 65
Warwickshire
'Offa's church'.

OE pers.n., OE cirice

CDEPN 449
DEPN 348
Mills 354
PNWa 177-8

Napton on the Hill
SP 46 61
Warwickshire
'Hill farm/settlement', perhaps reminiscent of the shape of an inverted bowl.

?OA cnaepp, ?OE hnaep, OE tun

CDEPN 428
DEPN 336
Mills 41
PNWa 140-1
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