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Towns & Village - Place-Name Elements


Place-Name Elements
-borough - fortified place - (Old English - burh, burg)

-by - farmstead, village - (Old Norse - by)

-cotts - cottages

-ey - stream, river - (Old English - ea)

-ey - island, etc. - (Old English - eg)

-field - open land - (Old English - feld)

-ford - ford - (Old English - ford)

-ham - village, manor, homestead - (Old English - ham)

-holme - small island - (Old Norse - holmr,holmi) - (Old Danish - hulm)

-land - land, enclosure, yard, church

-le - forest, wood, glade - (Old Enlish - leah)

-ness - promontory, headland, cape .. (Old English naess, ness) - (Old Norse - nes)

-stow - place - holy place, place of assembly (Old English -stow)

-thorpe - secondary settlement or farm - (Old Danish - porp)

-thorpe - farm, dependent farm, hamlet - (Old English - prop)

-toft - site of a house, homestead - (Old Danish - toft)

-ton - enclosure, farmstead, village manor (Old Enlish - tun)

-well - well, spring, stream - (Old English - welle,wielle,waelle)

-wick - dwelling, farm, dairy-farm, village,saltworks -(Old Enlish - wic)

-worth - enclosure - (Old English)
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