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Vlfeldesgrene

Field in the Parish of Bidston

Historical Forms

  • Vlfeldesgrene 1838 TA
  • ( ? Vlfeldesgreue ) 1340 ChFor

Etymology

Vlfeldesgrene(?Vlfeldesgreue) 1340('Ulfeld's green or wood', from grēne2 orgrǣfe with the gen.sg. of a ME  pers.n. form Ulfeld from the ON  pers. byname Ulfaldi, or the OE  fem.pers.n. Wulfhild, cf. Newgate(Chester) 337infra).