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.

Kibworth Beauchamp

Major Settlement in the Parish of Kibworth Beauchamp

Historical Forms

  • Chiburde 1086 DB
  • Chiburd' c.1130 LeicSurv
  • Chibwrthe 1166 LN
  • Chiborne (sic) 1086 DB
  • Chibeworth c.1150 Nichols
  • Chibeword' l.12 GarCart
  • Kibwrd c.1130 LeicSurv
  • Kibwrth(e) c.1130 1220 GildR 1293 OSut 1298 ib
  • Kibworth(e) 1278 IpmR 1308 Abbr 1334 Rut 1576 LibCl 1604 SR
  • Kibewrd(a) c.1160 Dane 1209×35 RHug
  • Kibewrth 1265 Pat 1276 RGrav
  • Kibeworth 1309 Cl
  • Kibbeworth(e) l.12 Rut 1223 ClR 1342 Pat 1344 ShR 1386 Cl 1405 PRep
  • Kibbewrth' 1263,1275 RGrav 1290,1291 OSut
  • Kibbewurth' 1233 Cur 1290,1294,1296 OSut
  • Kybewrth 1220 RHug
  • Kybeworth c.1308,1315 Ipm
  • Kybworth(e) 1239 RGros 1242 Fees 1429 Pat 1440 Pap 1511 Fine 1535 VE
  • Kybwrth(e) 1254 Val 1273 Wyg 1278 Ipm
  • Kybbeworth(e) 1239 RGros 1252 Fine 1405 PRep 1443 Wyg 1510 Visit 1513 LP
  • Kybbewrth' 1250 Cur 1265 Misc 1293 Ipm
  • Kybbewurth 1291,1294 OSut
  • Kybburth(e) 1311 Wyg 1311 GildR
  • alia ~ c.1130 LeicSurv
  • ~ Beaucham 1306 Pat
  • ~ Be(a)uchamp(e) 1315 1316 FA 1607 LML
  • Nether ~ 1722 LML
  • Walterus de Bello Campo c.1130 LeicSurv
  • Angareta de Bello Campo 1239 RGros
  • Ricardus de Bello Campo 1407 Cl

Etymology

'Cybba's enclosure', v. worð . The masc. pers.n. Cybba is OE. Some early spellings have AN  orthographic ch for c k before i . The manor of Kibworth Beauchamp was held by Walterus de Bello Campo c.1130 LeicSurv, Angareta de Bello Campo 1239 RGros and remained with this family as late as Ricardus de Bello Campo 1407 Cl, while a Thomas Beauchamp is recorded associated with the manor in 1428 FA.

Note the prefixing of MLat  alia 'the other (of two)'. The township adjoins Kibworth Harcourt infra but lies on slightly lower ground, hence Nether ~.

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