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.

Gunthorpe

Major Settlement in the Parish of Gunthorpe

Historical Forms

  • Gulnetorp, Gūnetorp 1086 DB
  • Gunthorp(e) 1088 Dugdiv 1230 Bracton
  • Gonthorp 1280 Ass
  • Gunnet(h)orp 1192 France 1201 Dugdiv 13th Blyth
  • Gunet(h)orp 1236 Cl 1255 Pat 13th Blyth
  • Gundthorp 1257 Cl
  • Gownthorp 1497 Wollaton
  • Gunthrop(p) 1606 ParReg(Blidworth) 1614 Wills
  • Gunthorpe al. Gunthrope 1672 Recov
  • Guntharp 1689 SR
  • Guntrop 1709 ParReg(BurtonJoyce

Etymology

Probably 'Gunnhild 's þorp,' Gunnhild being a woman's name.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name