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.

Bos Ait

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chertsey

Historical Forms

  • Borseyte c.1432 ib
  • Boseyte 1605 LRMB
  • Boresburghe 675 BCS 13th


Bos Ait (old 6″) is Boreseyt 1232, Borsete 1332 Chertsey, Borseyte c. 1432 ib., Boseyte 1605LRMB , and was clearly in the neighbourhood of the Boresburghe of 675 (13th) BCS 34. These names would seem to involve the same personal name Bār which is found in Husbands Bosworth (Lei), DBBareswerde , t. Hy 2 (1318) Ch Baresworth , 1316 FA Boresworth . For such names cf. Eofor , which is on record.