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Survey of English Place-Names

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Dam

Field in the Parish of Croxton

Historical Forms

  • c.1810 Yarb
  • y e damme furlonge 1577 Terrier
  • the dame furlonge 1601 Terrier
  • the water in the dame 1631 Terrier
  • the dame 1634 Terrier
  • the dam ( furland ) 1662 Terrier
  • the dam hedg 1690 Terrier
  • mickeldames 1634 Terrier
  • Mickelldame 1664 Terrier

Etymology

Dam c.1810(y e damme furlonge 1577, the dame furlonge 1601, the water in the dame 1631, the dame 1634, the dam(furland) 1662(v.furlang), the dam hedg 1690, mickeldames 1634, Mickelldame 1664, cf. attedam de Croxton' 1285 FF, atte Dam 1327 SR, atte Dame 1332 ib, atte Dam 1350, 1357Cor all(p), v. dammr, ME  damme'a pond')

Places in the same Parish