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Survey of English Place-Names

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Henry Colsons yard end

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • Henry Colsons yard end 1722 Terrier

Etymology

Henry Colsons yard end 1722 (v. geard, ende; the surn. Colson here may be a patronymic from the ODan   masc. pers. n. Kol or Koli, an original by - name kol' coal', hence' dark - skinned, swarthy'; otherwise with typical Leics. - ston > - son development of a surn. from the Notts. p.n. Colston (Colston Bassett and Car Colston), respectively 20 and 28 miles to the north)