15 December, 2016

Even Even More Cool Names!

Continuing an occasional Christmas series of great people's names from the late thirteenth and fourteenth centuries; see also here, here, here and here. The ones in this post are all taken from documents of Edward I's reign, from around the late 1280s to the beginning of the 1300s, and yes, they're all genuine names of people living in England at this time.

Adam Halfape

Benevenue de Artaud (a woman; her first name means 'Welcome' in French)

Maud Daft

Maud Lusshefissh

Bertram de Magna Moeles

Erneberga de Hardreshull

Marcelina Belost

Godeleva Dobel

Freduchius Hubertini

Emelina Inkepenne

Amiens de Fonte

Reginald le Chien (means 'the Dog' in French)

German Hay

Cecily de Pysinges

Joceus de Camera

Basilia Reynaud

Gaceus de Calvo Monte

Gilbert Rote Ofserewe

Leonius de Steyne

Sigreda Avenel

Hugh le Hoppere

Strangia Daungevyn

Sir Anger de Baslada

Alger Iwyn

Boruncinus Galteri

Saer Bataylle

Silvester Doygnel

Sanxius Petri

Peregrine de Farges

Flemilda de Pursford

Boudekeu de Contek

Dionisia Hubaud

Aunger de Chaucomb

Jolan son of Jolan

Palmer Grond

Nicholas Brusebon

Gilbert de Burnolfisheved

John Non

Floria de Cantilupe

Avicia de Cokefend

Eudo Dragun

Falcasius de Lindeley

Edmunda la Botiller

Amatrix wife of Richard le Venur

Coppus Cottene

Walkelin Kibus

Lapus Bonichi

Ketel de Pardyeshou

Acelina de Viridario

Haldanus de Sutton

Felomena de Kersewell

Saburga de Wakeringe

Bartholomew de Labilio

Comitissa Clifford

Simon Mustard

John Littelfat

Bonefeyus de Crickelade

Karenillus le Parker

Wichard Ledet

Ferrand de Mannia

Tassius de Neubaut

Burnettus Bonrucinus

Flora Mauveysin (her last name means 'bad neighbour' in French)

Sapiencia Mody (her first name means 'wisdom' in Latin)

Juetta Short

Trahern ap Howell ap Rees

Dominicus de Morlanis

Brunus de Monte Revelli

Tottus de Monte Claro

Sir Serlo de Nausladron

Menaldus de Rybere

Franco de Scolond

Gracia de Savenayk

Terricus de la Bruere

Innocencia Oky


Undine said...

"Emelina Inkepenne" would make a terrific pseudonym for some modern-day author. Heck, I may have to steal it.

Kathryn Warner said...

Haha, please do! :)

Anonymous said...

Brilliant - well researched. How lovely to see these names, what imagination they had compared to some of our very hum-drum rather boring and tiresome fashionable names we have today. Amanda

Goatberry said...

I fell in love with it, too. What a hoot@! If you use it, please send me a copy! Jennifer Hill

sami parkkonen said...

I think I would have gotten along with Adam Halfape just fine.

Brilliant stuff!!! REPS (<= finnish shorthand for laughter so hard that it tears one up)

Anerje said...

Fabulous names - How boring we are by comparison!

chris y said...

Lush fish are Burbot, a kind of freshwater cod that is probably extinct in England now, but used to live in rivers and ponds in East Anglia and East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, and were incredibly common in the middle ages. Maud presumably made a living either fishing for them or selling them or both, but it doesn't sound like the sort of trade you'd grow rich from