By A. D. Mills
An accelerated model of the best-selling Dictionary of English Place-Names, this dictionary now additionally covers Scottish, Welsh, and Irish place-names. From Abbas Combe to Zennor it offers the that means and starting place of over 15,000 British place-names.
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Brandon (Cé Bhréanainn) Kerry. ‘Quay of Bréanann’. Brandsby N. Yorks. Branzbi 1086 (DB). ‘Farmstead or village of a guy known as Brandr’. OScand. pers. identify + bý. Branksome Poole, a nineteenth cent. identify taken from a home known as Branksome Tower (built 1855) which in flip used to be most likely named from the environment of Sir Walter Scott’s Lay of the final Minstrel (1805). Branscombe Devon. Branecescumbe ninth cent. , Branchescome 1086 (DB). ‘Valley of a guy known as Branoc’. Celtic pers. identify + OE cumb. Bransford Worcs. Branesford 716, Bradnesford 1086 (DB). most likely ‘ford by way of the hill’. OE brægen + ford. Branston, ‘farmstead of a guy referred to as *Brant’, OE pers. identify + tūn: Branston Leics. Brantestone 1086 (DB). Branston Staffs. Brontiston 942, Brantestone 1086 (DB). but the following could have a unique foundation: Branston Lincs. Branztune 1086 (DB). most likely ‘farmstead of a guy known as Brandr’. OScand. pers. identify + OE tūn. Brant Broughton Lincs. , see BROUGHTON. Brantham Suffolk. Brantham 1086 (DB). probably ‘homestead or enclosure of a guy referred to as *Branta’. OE pers. identify + hām or hamm. Branthwaite Cumbria, close to Workington. Bromthweit 1210. ‘Clearing the place broom grows’. OE brōm + OScand. thveit. Brantingham E. R. Yorks. Brentingeham 1086 (DB). ‘Homestead of the kinfolk or fans of a guy referred to as *Brant’, from OE pers. identify + -inga- + hām. on the other hand ‘homestead of these residing at the steep slopes’, from OE brant + -inga- + hām. Branton Northum. Bremetona c. 1150. ‘Farmstead overgrown with broom’. OE *brēmen + tūn. Branton Donc. Brantune 1086 (DB). ‘Farmstead the place broom grows’. OE brōm + tūn. Branxton Northum. Brankeston 1195. ‘Farmstead of a guy referred to as Branoc’. Celtic pers. identify + OE tūn. Brassington Derbys. Branzinctun 1086 (DB). ‘Estate linked to a guy known as *Brandsige’. OE pers. identify + -ing-+ tūn. Brasted Kent. Briestede [sic] 1086 (DB), Bradestede c. 1100. ‘Broad place’. OE brād + stede. Bratoft Lincs. Breietoft 1086 (DB). ‘Broad homestead’. OScand. breithr + toft. Brattleby Lincs. Brotulbi 1086 (DB). ‘Farmstead or village of a guy referred to as *Brot-Ulfr’. OScand. pers. identify + bý. Bratton, frequently ‘farmstead via newly cultivated ground’, OE brǣc + tūn: Bratton Wilts. Bratton 1177. Bratton Clovelly Devon. Bratona 1086 (DB), Bratton Clavyle 1279. Manorial affix from the de Clavill relations, the following within the thirteenth cent. Bratton Fleming Devon. Bratona 1086 (DB). Manorial affix from the Flemeng relations, the following within the thirteenth cent. but the following have a distinct starting place, ‘farmstead by way of a brook’, OE brōc + tūn: Bratton Tel. & Wrek. Brochetone 1086 (DB). Bratton Seymour Somerset. Broctune 1086 (DB). Manorial affix from the Saint Maur kinfolk, the following c. 1400. Braughing Herts. Breahingas 825-8, Brachinges 1086 (DB). ‘(Settlement of) the family members or fans of a guy referred to as *Breahha’. OE pers. identify + -ingas. Braunston, Braunstone, ‘farmstead of a guy known as *Brant’, OE pers. identify + tūn: Braunston Northants. Brantestun 956, Brandestone 1086 (DB). Braunston Rutland. Branteston 1167. Braunstone Leics. Brantestone 1086 (DB). Braunton Devon. Brantona 1086 (DB). ‘Farmstead the place broom grows’. OE brōm + tūn.