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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirdford

Historical Forms

  • Busheppes 1581 ShillingleePapers


Bushetts (6″) is called Busheppes in 1581 (Shillinglee Papers ). If the form is correct we have the common Early Modem English busshop for bishop and the name probably comes from some family of the name Bishop , perhaps that of John Bissop of Ebernoe (1296 SR).