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.

Habberley

Parish in the County of Shropshire

Historical Forms

  • Habberleg' 1242 Fees
  • Habberle 1299 Pat
  • Habberleye 1301,10,53 Cl 1309 Ipm
  • Habberley 1577 Saxton
  • Hatburleg' 1242 Fees
  • Habrutel' 1255-6 Ass
  • Haberle 1271-2 Ass 1774 PR(H)
  • Habburley 1341 Pat
  • Haburleye 1346 FA 1354 Fine
  • Haburley 1381,1411 Pat 1383,1414 Fine 1434 FA 1535 VE
  • Haberbergh 1347 Cl
  • Aberleye, Aberelye 1354 Pat
  • Hatburleg' 1242 Fees

Etymology

'Heaðuburh's or Hēahburh's clearing', second element lēah.The first element is clearly a feminine personal name, ending in -burh . Hatburleg '1242 Fees was taken by Ekwall (DEPN to be evidence for Heaðuburh , and the form Habrutel ' from 1255-6Ass possibly supports this, though the -t - has been eccentrically placed.

Places in this Parish