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Survey of English Place-Names

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Nutts Leys

Field in the Parish of Kibworth Beauchamp

Historical Forms

  • 1771 Terrier

Etymology

Nutts Leys 1771 (v. leys; either with the surn. Nutt, an original by - name from ME   nutte' a nut', of a man with a round head or a brown complexion, or with hnutu, cf. Nutts Nook in Cranoe f. ns. (b))