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Adelelm


Author: DWP
Editorial Status: unknown

Discussion of the name

Adelelm is a Continental Germanic masculine name corresponding to Old English Æthelhelm (which comprises the elements æðele ‘noble, famous’ and helm ‘protection, helmet’).  As von Feilitzen (1937: 78-9, 184) points out, the insular spelling of Æthelhelm had become reduced to Æthelm (whence DB Ailm) by c.940 and so the Adelelmus and similar forms in DB are probably derived from CG Adelelm not OE Æthelhelm.  This interpretation has been adopted here with regard to distinguishing between the two names.

The PASE corpus does not record any pre-Conquest instances of the name but does note Adelelm 1 as the abbot of Abingdon (1071-83).

Bibliography

von Feilitzen 1937: O. von Feilitzen, The Pre-Conquest Personal Names of Domesday Book, Nomina Germanica 3 (Uppsala, 1937)

Forms of the name

Spellings in Domesday Book: Adelalmus, Adelalnus, Adeledmus, Adelelmus, Alelmus

Forms in modern scholarship:

von Feilitzen head forms: Adalhelm, Adel(h)elm

Phillimore edition: Aethelhelm (TRE); Adelelm, Adelhelm, Aethelhelm (TRW)

Alecto edition: Æthelhelm (TRE); Adelelm (TRW)

Distribution map of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

List of property and lordships associated with this name in DB

Holder 1066

Shire Phil. ref. Vill Holder 1066 DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value Holder 1066 ID conf. Show on map
Kent 9,11 Worth Adelelmus Adelelm 'of Worth' Edward, king Hugh de Montfort Bertram 'of Worth' 0.31 1.00 0.00 A Map
Total               0.31 1.00 0.00  

Subtenant in 1086

Shire Phil. ref. Vill Subtenant DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value Subtenant ID conf. Show on map
Berkshire 22,12 Kingston Bagpuize Adelelmus Thorkil 'of Chalgrove' Edward, king William fitzAnsculf Adelelm 'of Kingston Bagpuize' 5.00 5.00 3.00 - Map
Essex 35,7 Horseham Hall 2 sokemen - Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.38 1.00 1.00 - Map
Essex 35,12 Helions Bumpstead Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere - Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 2.00 5.00 8.00 - Map
Herefordshire 23,5 Hanleys End Leofing 'of Hanleys End' - Drew fitzPons Adelelm the man of Drew fitzPons 0.43 0.20 0.20 - Map
Herefordshire 23,5 Hanleys End Godwine 'of Hanleys End' - Drew fitzPons Adelelm the man of Drew fitzPons 0.43 0.20 0.20 - Map
Herefordshire 23,5 Hanleys End Alweard 'of Mathon' - Drew fitzPons Adelelm the man of Drew fitzPons 0.43 0.20 0.20 - Map
Herefordshire 23,6 Mathon Alweard 'of Mathon' Odda, earl Drew fitzPons Adelelm the man of Drew fitzPons 0.50 0.25 0.50 - Map
Leicestershire 36,2 Hoby Ulf son of Tope - Drew de la Beuvrière Adelelm 'of Hoby' 4.25 0.10 1.00 - Map
Lincolnshire 26,22 Kexby Eskil 'of Kexby' - Colswein 'of Lincoln' Adelelm 'of Kexby' 3.44 2.00 2.00 - Map
Norfolk 13,20 Shipdam 1 sokeman - Hermer de Ferrers Adelelm the man of Hermer de Ferrers 0.13 0.20 0.20 - Map
Norfolk 66,28 Yaxham 10 free men unnamed antecessor of Hermer de Ferrers Hermer de Ferrers Adelelm the man of Hermer de Ferrers 0.44 1.00 0.50 - Map
Suffolk 35,5 Burgate Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere - Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 5.00 16.00 19.20 - Map
Suffolk 35,5 Burgate 9 sokemen Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 1.18 0.00 0.00 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Burgate Milde 'of Burgate' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Wortham Besi 'of Gislingham' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Wortham Stanheard 'of Wortham' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Wortham Godric 'of Wortham' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Mellis Leofric of Thorndon Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Mellis Godric 'of Mellis' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Mellis Wulfwaru 'of Mellis' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Thornham Wulfmær 'of Thornham' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Rickinghall Beorhtmær 'of Rickinghall' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Gislingham Eadric 'of Gislingham' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Wortham Alwine 'of Wortham' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Wortham Godwine 'of Wortham' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Wortham Wulfgeat 'of Wortham' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Wortham Boti 'of Wortham' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Wortham Ordric 'of Wortham' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Thrandeston Fulcard 'of Mellis' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Thrandeston Alwine 'of Wortham' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Mellis Leofwine Bynna Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Mellis Fulcard 'of Mellis' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Wortham Coleman the man of Wulfgifu Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.04 0.13 0.13 - Map
Suffolk 35,7 Mellis Megenlioba 'of Mellis' Wulfwine, antecessor of Aubrey de Vere Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.12 0.40 0.40 - Map
Suffolk 35,8 Gislingham Wulfmær 'of Thornham' - Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.06 0.08 0.08 - Map
Suffolk 35,8 Gislingham Leofstan 'of Gislingham' - Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.06 0.08 0.08 - Map
Suffolk 35,8 Gislingham Leofcwen 'of Gislingham' - Aubrey de Vere Adelelm the man of Aubrey de Vere 0.06 0.08 0.08 - Map
Wiltshire 24,18 Hill Deverill Adelelmus Sæwulf 'of Hill Deverill' - Edward of Salisbury Adelelm the man of Edward of Salisbury 4.00 2.00 3.00 - Map
Wiltshire 24,26 Baycliff Adelelmus Winegot 'of Baycliff' - Edward of Salisbury Adelelm the man of Edward of Salisbury 1.00 1.00 2.00 - Map
Total               29.71 37.39 44.24  

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