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.

Williambeer Fm

Other OS name in the Parish of Yarcombe

Historical Forms

  • Wyllyngbere 1330 SR
  • Williamesbeare c.1480 Ct


( 6 ″ ) is Wyllyngbere 1330SR (p), Williamesbeare c. 1480Ct . Cf. Willingcott supra 42 . The later form must be due to popular etymology , v. bearu . For hayes , hayne in all these names , v. supra 129 .