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.

le Brest ( e )

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • le Brest ( e ) 1343 MktHPR 1410 Rut 1463 MktHPR 1507 Wyg 1523 Wyg
  • le Breeste 1495 MktHPR
  • Breestes 1514 Wyg
  • le Weste breste 1471 MktHPR
  • le West Breyst 1508 MktHPR

Etymology

le Brest (e) 1343, 1410, 1463, 1507, 1523, le Breeste 1495, Breestes 1514, Brest 1635, 1655, Breest 1638, 1679 et passim to 1744, le Weste breste 1471, le West Breyst 1508 (v. west) (v. brēost)