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Survey of English Place-Names

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Cattes butts

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Cattes butts 1635 Terrier
  • Catsbuttes 1638 Terrier
  • Catts butts 1679 Terrier 1703 Terrier
  • Cats buts 1722 Terrier
  • Cats Butts 1744 Terrier

Etymology

Cattes butts 1635, Catsbuttes 1638, Catts butts 1679, 1703, Cats buts 1722, Cats Butts 1744 (v. butte; either with cat (t) or with the surn. Catt, cf. Joh' le Cat 1336 GildR of Leicester)