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.

Wrennes

Field in the Parish of Hemsby

Historical Forms

  • Wrennes 1324–5 Acc
  • Wreynesdole 1366–7 Acc

Etymology

Wrennes 1324–5 Acc Hem, Wreynesdole 1366–7 ib(v. wrenna, evidencedas a surname in Nf 1275, v. Reaney s.n. Wren, and dāl'share, portion'; cf.Wrenne Parke 1514 in Martham)