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Survey of English Place-Names

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Suffurlong

Field in the Parish of Kibworth Beauchamp

Historical Forms

  • 1771 Terrier
  • Suffir Long 1694 Terrier
  • Suffer long 1708 Terrier
  • Sufforlong c.1715 Terrier
  • Sofferlong forlong 1745 Terrier

Etymology

Suffurlong 1771 (Suffir Long 1694, (the) Sufferlong 1700, 1724, (on) Suffer long 1708, Sufforlong c. 1715, Sufferlong furlong 1694, l. 17, 1708, 1724, Sofferlong forlong 1745; in origin' the south furlong' of the great Nether Fd, v. sūð, furlang, but adapted popularly as' Suffer Long', since the soil here may have been hard to till)