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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Sutton Coldfield

Historical Forms

  • Maney(e) 1285 Ass 1310 Ct 1343 Ass 1496 FF
  • Mane 1513 PCC


Maney is Maney (e )1285Ass (p), 1310Ct , 1343Ass , 1496FF , Mane 1513 PCC. The name may be identical with Manea (C), Maneia 1177, 1178 P (p), Monde 1177 ChancR (p), Maneye 1327SR (p). The forms are not sufficiently early to decide whether the first element is the OE  (ge )mǣne , 'common,' cf. Manwood, (PN Sx 79) or a pers. name Manna . The second element is eg , 'well-watered land,' The place is by a tributary of the Tame.