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.

Whitland

Field in the Parish of Saddington

Historical Forms

  • Whitland m.17 Terrier
  • Witland sicke 1601 Terrier
  • Whitland sicke 1638 Terrier

Etymology

Whitland m. 17, Witland sicke 1601, Whitland sicke 1638 (v. sík) (v. hwīt, land; in eModE  , white' infertile' may be contrasted with black' fertile').