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.

Yeaveley

Major Settlement in the Parish of Yeaveley

Historical Forms

  • Gheveli 1086 DB
  • Giuelega c.1166 AddCh
  • Yvele(e), Yuele(e), Yuelegh, Yueleie, Yueley(e) 1251 Ch 1269 Ass 1269 WollCh 1279 Cl 1281 Ass 1281 AddCh 1298 Ipm Ed1 DbCh
  • Yeveleg', Yeueleg', Yeuel', Yeuele(e), Yeueley(e) 1275 RH 1276 Cl 1277 WollCh 1290 Misc 1305 Orig
  • Yeeveley 1640 Rental
  • Yivel', Yiuel', Yiuelegh, Yiueley(e) 1281 Cl 1290 Misc 1332 Middleton 1376 Cl
  • ʒeueley 1367 Cor
  • ʒeveleye als Yeveleye 1397 IpmR
  • Yeffley 1573 Lanc
  • Eueley 1577 Saxton
  • Eveley 1610 Speed 1758 Bowen

Etymology

'Geofa's clearing', v. lēah ; cf. Yeoveney Fm (PN Mx 19–20) and Jevington (PN Sx 421–2) for the same pers.n.