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Survey of English Place-Names

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half leifhus

Field in the Parish of Glentworth

Historical Forms

  • half leifhus 1149–62 Newh
  • halueleifhus ' 1149–62 Newh

Etymology

half leifhus, halueleifhus' c1234(perhaps as Dr Insley suggests'halfan inherited house' from half plus ON  leif f.'inheritence' with OE  hūs or ON  hús'a house', an unusual name)