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Toponymy is the study of place names (toponyms), their origins, meanings, use, and typology.

Toponym is the general name for any place or geographical entity. Related, more specific types of toponym include hydronym for a body of water and oronym for a mountain or hill.
A toponymist is one who studies toponymy, see the article on Wikipedia

The majority of Saxon words are taken from 'A Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon language by Rev J Bosworth(1838)' available from Google Books and now online at www.bosworthtoller.com (a massive achievement).

We are going to try to translate the current village/town name that you enter into a description of the location using my database of common historic name snippets.
If this fails for you please check the Open Domesday book to see if your location name has changed since 1086.

 
From our research it would seem that the saxon village names describe the location and are rarely family name derived. If you would like to use our translations on your website please click here for instructions.

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In the Anglo Saxon language there are a number of runic characters used in texts and in our translations these are:-
  Eth Ð(upper Case) ð(lower case) Pronounced th as in then
  Thorn Þ(upper case) þ(lower case) Pronounced th as in thin
  Ash Æ(upper case) æ(lower case) Pronounced ea as in clean
  Wynn Ƿ(upper case) ƿ(lower case) Pronounced as w
  Yogh Ȝ(upper case) ȝ(lower case) Pronounced gh as in night
 

To see the place name snippets please click on the [Place names] tab and choose any one of the snippet selections.

The last 20 translations requested
 
Lalring
     l derived from el - person
al derived from el - eel
ring derived from nering - a defended village
Whittlesea
     whittle derived from watel - wattle(woven twigs)
sea derived from æg - an island
Northeye
     north derived from norþ - north
eye derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
Glyndney
     glynd derived from glind - fence of boards or railing
ney derived from en æg - en - people of and æg - an island
Tywyn Point
     ty derived from ty - house
wyn derived from win - wine
point derived from pynca - a point
Tywyn Llyn
     ty derived from ty - house
wyn derived from win - wine
llyn derived from llyn - lake
Tywyn
     ty derived from ty - house
wyn derived from win - wine
Tyuchaf
     ty derived from ty - house
uchaf derived from uchaf - higher
Tytup Hall
     ty derived from ty - house
tup derived from tæppa - ribbon, tape etc
hall derived from heall - hall
Tythorn Hill
     ty derived from ty - house
thorn derived from þorn - a thorn
hill derived from hyll - a hill
Tytherley Fm
     ty derived from ty - house
the derived from þæt - that
r derived from ere - person
ley derived from æg/leah - an island if near the sea / open space, untilled land
fm derived from ferme - originally a rent or lease, from 17th century the current meaning of farm
Tytherley Common
     ty derived from ty - house
the derived from þæt - that
r derived from ere - person
ley derived from æg/leah - an island if near the sea / open space, untilled land
common derived from common - common land
Tytherleigh
     ty derived from ty - house
the derived from þæt - that
r derived from ere - person
leigh derived from leah - A lea, meadow, open space, untilled land
Tythehouse
     ty derived from ty - house
the derived from þæt - that
house derived from hus - dwelling, shelter, house - from Proto-Germanic *husan
Tythecott
     ty derived from ty - house
the derived from þæt - that
cott derived from cotlyf - a small village
Tythe Fm
     ty derived from ty - house
the derived from þæt - that
fm derived from ferme - originally a rent or lease, from 17th century the current meaning of farm
Tysoe Hill
     ty derived from ty - house
s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
oe derived from ewe - sheep
hill derived from hyll - a hill
Tyseley
     ty derived from ty - house
se derived from - the sea
ley derived from æg/leah - an island if near the sea / open space, untilled land
Tyseahill Fm
     ty derived from ty - house
sea derived from æg - an island also eye, ye, sea
hill derived from hyll - a hill
fm derived from ferme - originally a rent or lease, from 17th century the current meaning of farm
Tyrrells
     ty derived from ty - house
r derived from ere - person
r derived from ere - person
ell derived from eel - eel
s derived from s - of as in 's(belongs to) or multiple
 

External References in no particular order :-
Anglo Saxon Chronicles
Online Anglo Saxon dictionary
Online Etymology dictionary
Open Domesday Book - The first free online copy of the Domesday Book
The Ermine Street Guard Roman re-enactment and research Society
The "Kent A" cadastre - page 5 - Peterson 2002
Archaeologia Cantiana Online
Romney Marsh Research Trust
Romney Marsh the Fifth Continent
VillageNet the reference guide to villages in Kent & Sussex
Global warming Flood Maps
The Anglo Saxon Chronicles
Google Maps - the core of the system
GeoPlaner - Useful site for plotting map data
Julius Caesar's Gallic Wars 55BC(Books 4 & 5)
Wikipedia - Caesar's invasions of Britain
Wikipedia - Portus Istus
The Geography of Claudius Ptolemy (Bill Thayers)
Roman Britain.org
Runetree Beowulf
Bayeux Tapestry Online
The Secrets of the Norman Invasion
Chronicles of John of Worcester
Battle Historic Society
Binsted village website(Mearcredesburnan Steðe)
The Spears of Andred
Find British Archaelogical Sites
Wealden Iron Research Group
Topographic Map of the UK
 

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