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Survey of English Place-Names

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dumbkarlcroft

Field in the Parish of Croxton

Historical Forms

  • dumbkarlcroft e13 NCot
  • dumkarlecroft eHy3 NCot
  • dumcarlecroft c.1235 NCot

Etymology

dumbkarlcroft e13(e13) NCot, dumkarlecroft eHy3(e13) NCot, dumcarlecroft c.1235(e13) NCot(as Dr JohnInsley points out, the first el. is a compound of ON  dumbr'dumb, silent' andME  carl(ON  karl)'a man, a fellow of humble status', perhaps denoting'asimpleton', the second is croft)

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