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.

Betworthy Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Coaley

Historical Forms

  • Betteworþe c.1260 GlR
  • Betheworthe, Bedworthe, Betworthe 1575 TRMB


Betworthy Fm, Betteworþe c. 1260 GlR, Betheworthe , Bedworthe , Betworthe 1575TRMB . 'Betta's enclosure', v. worð (the modern form being from worðig ). The pers.n. is either OE  Beta (or an unrecorded variant Betta ) or the fem. pers.n. Bettu ; cf. also the f.n. Beckley (infra ).