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.

The first Frank

Field in the Parish of Waithe

Historical Forms

  • The first Frank 1723 Haigh
  • The Second Frank 1723 Haigh

Etymology

The first Frank, The Second Frank 1723(Frank is recorded asan appellative in A Frank, A Frank by dale in the same document. It isdefined in MED s.v. as “an enclosure; a pen for fattening domestic fowls” andin NED sb as “an enclosure, esp. a place to feed hogs in”. For by dale, cf.the Is bell infra and Grafurthe Bydle and Vincent Bydale in Waltham f.ns.(b)infra)