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.

Twigworth

Major Settlement in the Parish of Twigworth

Historical Forms

  • Tuiggewrthe 1216 ClR
  • Twiggeworth(e), Twyggeworth(e) 1251 Ch 1287 Ass 1327 SR 1546 GlR
  • Twigew(o)rth(e), Twygew(o)rth(e) 1220 Fees 1221 Ass 1226–8 Fees c.1230 GlR 1248 Ass
  • Twigworth(e), Twygworth(e) 1248 Ass 1263–84 Glouc 1334 GlR 1605 Rec

Etymology

'Twicga's enclosure', from the OE  pers.n. Twicga and worð.