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.

Cropredy

Major Settlement in the Parish of Cropredy

Historical Forms

  • Cropelie 1086 DB
  • Cropperi(a) 1109 Eynsh 1367 Cl
  • Croperia 1159–62 Eynsh 1390 Eynsh
  • Cropri c.1180 Madox 1285 Ass
  • Cropry 1285 Ass
  • Cropprye 1297 Cl
  • Coppri early13th AD
  • Croprithi c.1275 Godstow c.1450
  • Crorpery 1285 Ass
  • Cropurthe 1316 FA
  • Cropredy 1390 Eynsh
  • Croppridy 1428 FA
  • Cropridy 1449 Eynsh
  • Croprydy al. Cropprydy 1472 BM
  • Croperedy 1526 LS
  • Cropredy otherwise Croperdy 1777 Loveday
  • Cropedy 1783 Loveday

Etymology

The second element is rīðig, 'small stream.' The first may be a weak form Croppa of the strong personal name found in Cropston Lei.Ekwall (DEPN) suggests that it is OE  cropp , referring in this case to plants, perhaps water plants.