English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Deuxhill

Parish in the County of Shropshire

Historical Forms

  • Dehocsele 1086 DB
  • Deukeshull' 1203-4,55-6 Ass
  • Dewkeshul 1255 RH
  • Deukeshull 1271-2 Ass 1342,58,89,90 Pat
  • Dokeshull' 1291-2 Ass
  • Deuxhull, Dewxhull 1535 VE
  • Deuxhill 1544,92 SBL4564,15767
  • Deuxill 1535 VE 1629 PR(H)
  • Deuxell 1633 ib
  • Deuxcell 1693 PRHighley
  • Deuxall 1725,30 PR(H)
  • Deuxel 1727 PRChetton
  • Deuxil 1735 PR(H)
  • Duckshill 1695 Morden
  • Dukeshill 1743 PR(H) 1748 PR(H)
  • Duke's Hill 1764,1805 ib

Etymology

Second el. hyll 'hill'. The first el. occurs again in Sa in Diowuces pæð , a boundary mark in a charter of 963, which can be identified with Pave Lane S. of Chetwynd Aston. This is nearly 20 miles N. of Deuxhill. DEPN suggests that both names contain an otherwise unevidenced OE  personal name Deowuc , and no other suggestion is available. Duxbury La may also contain Deowuc , but the available spellings are not early enough for certainty.