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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Twyford

Historical Forms

  • Tueverde, Tuiforde 1086 DB
  • Tuiford Radulfi de Felgeris 1167 P
  • Twyforde 1224 WellsR
  • Tviford 1227 Ass


'Double ford' (v. twi-), the reference being to the double ford by which the old road to Cowley crosses the two streams at Twyford Mill. Compare Twyford in Berks, Oxford, Northampton, Derby, and Bede's ad Tuifyrdi . The first DB form keeps the old locative ending, later modified under the influence of the common noun.

Places in the same Parish