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.

Efilde

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Efilde 1477 MktHPR
  • Efell ' 1494 MktHPR
  • Efeld 1524 Wyg
  • Estlong 1523 Wyg

Etymology

Efilde 1477, Efell' 1494, Effeald (e) 1507, 1523, Efeld 1524 (v. ēa, feld; later the South Fd, supra, and presum. preserving its earlier name, perh. with reference to the river Welland, cf. Hachey, infra, also in this open - field); (le) Estlonge 1463, 1507, Estlong 1523, Eastlong (e) 1635, 1638, 1679, 1722, East Long 1703, 1744 (v. ēast, lang 2)