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.

Aldsworth

Major Settlement in the Parish of Aldsworth

Historical Forms

  • Ealdeswy[rðe] 1002–4 ASWills 1004 KCD710
  • Ealdesworthe 1008 Finb
  • Aldesorde 1086 DB
  • Aldeswrd(e) 1086 DB 1221 Ass
  • Aldeswurde 1184–1205 Oseney
  • Aldesworþe 12,1200,1263–84 Glouc
  • Aldesw(u)rþe 12,13 WinchLB
  • Aldesworth(e) 1148–1271 Glouc c.1184,1271 Oseney 1282,1290 Episc 1327 SR c.1560 Surv
  • Aldesworth(e) als. Alsworthe 1578 FF
  • Aldeswrth 1291 Tax
  • Aldeswurth' 1248 Ass
  • Aldew(u)rth(e) 1221 Ass, Plea
  • Aldeworthe 1276 Oseney
  • Altesworth 1287 Ass
  • Allesworth 1540 MinAcct
  • Aul(e)sworth 1577,1610 M 1675 Ogilby
  • Audlesworth 1587 FF

Etymology

'Ald's enclosure', v. worð . An OE  pers.n. Ald , Eald is not recorded except in this and other p.ns. like Awsworth (Nt 137) and Owdeswell (188infra ). It would be a shortened form of such OE  pers.ns. as Aldfrið , Aldhelm , etc. On the form Aules - cf. Phonol. § 5.