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( tent . called ) Shyrwyns

Field in the Parish of Gunthorpe

Historical Forms

  • ( tent . called ) Shyrwyns 1467–72 ECP

Etymology

(tent . called) Shyrwyns 1467–72 ECP(v. Reaney s.n.Sherwin, a surname explained from OE  sceran'cut' and wind, about a swift runner)