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Survey of English Place-Names

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Little Dalby

Major Settlement in the Parish of Burton and Dalby

Historical Forms

  • Dalbi 1086 DB Hy2 Dane 1215 Cur
  • Dalbia c.1130 LeicSurv
  • Dalbya p.1250 Laz 1404
  • Dalby 1212 RBE 1216 Laz 1404 Pat 1229 Laz a.1250 Tax 1404 c.1291
  • Daleby 1150×59 TutP 1243 Fees 1353 Ipm
  • Dalleby 1163 TutP
  • Daubi 1212 Cur e.13 Laz 1404
  • Dauby 1209×19,1224 RHug 1229 Pat 1276 RGrav 1278 RH
  • de feodo Paynel 1242 Fees
  • de feodo Perer 1242 Fees
  • de feodo de Tatishale 1242 ib
  • Parva ~ 1212 RBE 1209×19,1224 RHug 1492,1494 Wyg
  • ~ Parva 1209×19 RHug 1254 Val 1483,1517 Deed 1678 LML
  • Petit ~ 1266 Pat
  • Litul ~ 1444 Nichols
  • Litle ~ 1535 VE
  • Litylle ~, Lytyle ~ 1552 AAS
  • Little ~ 1610 Speed
  • ~ Paynel 1242 Fees 1335 Fine 1367 Banco
  • ~ Perer 1242 Fees
  • ~ Tateshale, ~ Tatissale 1242 Fees

Etymology

'The farmstead, village in the valley', v. dalr , , cf. Great Dalby supra from which the name was presumably transferred, but the name of the 'lesser' village is entirely appropriate to its location. Little Dalby was in part de feodo Paynel 1242 Fees. Robertus Paynel held this in 1335 Fine, 1367 Banco. Part was de feodo Perer 1242 Fees and part de feodo de Tatishale 1242 ib. Distinguishing affixes are variously added as:

v. petit , lȳtel and note MLat  parva 'little, small'.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement

Field