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.

Holbroc

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • Holbroc l.13 Wyg
  • Holbrok ( e ) 1467×84 LTD
  • Hobroke 1635 Terrier
  • Howbrook ( e ) 1697 Terrier
  • Hobrooke 1722 Terrier
  • Holbrocouerende l.13 Wyg
  • Holbrokehill 1467×84 LTD
  • Hobroke hill 1661 Terrier
  • Hoobroke hill 1661 Terrier
  • hobrock hill 1674 Terrier
  • Hoebrooke hill 1697 Terrier
  • Howbrooke hill 1697 Terrier
  • Hoebrooke Leys 1697 Terrier

Etymology

Holbroc l. 13, Holbrok (e) 1467 × 84, Hobroke 1635, Hoobrooke 1635, 1661, 1697, Howbrook (e) 1697, Hobrooke 1722, Holbrocouerende l. 13 (v. uferra, ende), Holbrokehill 1467 × 84, Hoobrook hill 1638, 1708, Hobroke hill, Hoobroke hill 1661, hobrock hill 1674, Hoebrooke hill, Howbrooke hill 1697, Hoobrooke Hill 1700, 1703, 1722 (v. hyll), Hoebrooke Leys 1697 (v. leys) (v. hol 2, brōc)