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.

Ephraims Cl

Field in the Parish of Wigston Parva

Historical Forms

  • 1843 TA

Etymology

Ephraims Cl (either with the masc. pers. n. Ephraim or with a surn. taken from it; from Ephraim whose tribe once occupied the central mountainous district of Israel around Mount Ephraim (v. The Holy Bible, Joshua 17:15, 19:50 and 20 : 7))