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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Dean

Historical Forms

  • Dene c.1170 StB 1385 FF
  • Deen 1367 Ipm 1375 Cl 1404 Pat
  • Deane 1559 FF
  • Deyn 1576 S


This is simply 'valley,' v. denu .