English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Bryning mare

Field in the Parish of Waithe

Historical Forms

  • Bryning mare 1436 AD
  • Brian Maire c.1650 Terrier

Etymology

Bryning mare 1436, Brian Maire c.1650(v.(ge)mǣre; Dr Insley suggests thatthe first el. is probably a ME surn. derived from the OE  pers.n. Bryning, laterbeing confused with the pers.n. or surn. Brian)