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.

the Becks or Great Becks & Little Becks

Field in the Parish of Utterby

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA
  • Beckfields 1687 LindDep
  • the Beck field 1739 LindDep 1747 LindDep
  • the Great Becks 1739 LindDep 1747 LindDep
  • Little Beck 1739 LindDep
  • Little Becks 1747 LindDep
  • Beckfeild Walke 1661 LindDep 1698 LindDep

Etymology

the Becks orGreat Becks & Little Becks 1838(Beckfields 1687, the Beck field 1739, 1747(area 100 acres), the Great Becks 1739, 1747, Little Beck 1739, Little Becks 1747, Beckfeild Walke 1661, 1698, cf.Utterby Beck infra, v. bekkr)