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Hope Bowdler

Parish in the County of Shropshire

Historical Forms

  • Fordritishope 1086 DB
  • Hop' 1201 Cur 1242 Fees 1255 RH
  • Hope c.1240 Ch 1292 Ass 1271-2 InqMisc 1285
  • Hope Bothelers, Hup Budlers 1255 RH
  • Hopebul(l)ers, Hope Budlers 1255-6 Ass
  • Hopebulers 1261-2 ForProc 1274 Ipm 1376 Pat
  • Hope Boillers, Hope Boyllers 1271-2 ForProc
  • Hope Bowelers 1276 Cl
  • Hope Boulers 1284-5 FA 1428 FA
  • Hopebudlers, Hope Boutlers 1285 InqMisc
  • Hope Bulers 1286 Pat
  • Hope Budlers c.1291 TN
  • Hope Boudlers 1291,4 Ipm 1301 SAC
  • Hopeboudliers 1315 Ipm
  • Hopeboudelers 1385,1421 Cl
  • Hope Bowdelers 1431 FA
  • Hope Bowdler 1535 VE
  • Hoppebuleers 1261-2 ForProc
  • Boudlereshope 1291-2 Ass

Etymology

It may seem perverse to consider this as a simplex name, since the DB form has a prefix and most splellings from 1255 onwards have a suffix; but there are enough Hope forms to make this classification defensible. The affix which stuck is the surname of Robert de Bullers , who is one of tenants 1201 Cur. The DB prefix is probably the OE  pers.n. Forðrǣd , but no owner of this name is on record; the TRE holder is Edric the Wild.

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