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.

Sudbury

Major Settlement in the Parish of Sudbury

Historical Forms

  • Sudberie 1086 DB
  • Sudbery 1330 Ass
  • Suberia c.1141 Tutbury
  • Sudburia 1178 P
  • Sudbur', Sudbury 1252 FF 1281 WollCh 1291 Tax 1294 AddCh 1298 Ipm 1318 WollCh
  • Suddebury 1350 Cor
  • Sudbyr(y) 1252 FF 1323 Ipm
  • Sutbur' 1287 WollCh

Etymology

'South fortification', v. sūð , burh (dat.sg. byrig ); cf. Norbury supra 591.

Places in the same Parish