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Acwulf


Author: DWP
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Discussion of the name

Acwulf is an Old English masculine name comprising the elements āc ‘oak, ship of oak’ and wulf ‘wolf’.

There is one entry in the PASE corpus for Acwulf 1, a catch-all for occurrences in DB.  There are also six entries for Aculf that should be referred to the head-form Acwulf, with Aculf 2 being a tenth-century land-holder in Durham, Aculf 3-5 representing moneyer(s) active 946-72 at an unspecified mint, Aculf 6 being a York moneyer active 952-4, and Aculf 1 corresponding to Acwulf 7 below.  Insley et al. (2007: 81) also notes occurrences in a place-name in a charter of 996 (S 887) and in the early eleventh-century section of the Durham Liber Vitae.

Bibliography

FBB: ‘The Feudal Book of Baldwin, abbot of Bury St. Edmunds, 1065–1098, contained in the Black Book of the abbey, MS. Mm. iv. 19, fols. 124–43b. (Cambridge University Library)’, in Feudal Documents from the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, ed. D. C. Douglas, British Academy Records of the Social and Economic History of England and Wales, 8 (London: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 1932), 1–44

Insley et al. 2007: J. Insley and D. Rollason with P. McClure, ‘A.3 English dithematic names’, in The Durham Liber Vitae. London, British Library, MS Cotton Domitian A.VII: Edition and Digital Facsimile with Introduction, Codicological, Prosopographical and Linguistic Commentary, and Indexes, ed. D. W. Rollason and L. Rollason, 3 vols. (London: British Library, 2007)

S: P. H. Sawyer, Anglo-Saxon Charters: An Annotated List and Bibliography, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks 8 (London, 1968), revised by S. Kelly, R. Rushforth et al., The Electronic Sawyer: Online Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Charters, published online through Kemble: The Anglo-Saxon Charters Website, currently at http://www.esawyer.org.uk/about/index.html

von Feilitzen 1937: Olof von Feilitzen, The Pre-Conquest Personal Names of Domesday Book, Nomina Germanica 3 (Uppsala: Almqvist and Wiksells, 1937)

Forms of the name

Spellings in Domesday Book: Acolf(us), Aculfus

Spellings in FBB: Achulf

Forms in modern scholarship:

  von Feilitzen head forms: Ācwulf

  Phillimore edition: Acwulf

  Alecto edition: Acwulf

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
Norfolk 7,8 Burston Aculfus Acwulf 'of Thelnetham' Eadric of Laxfield Robert Malet Walter de Caen 0.22 0.37 0.37 C Map
Suffolk 12,1 Thelnetham Acolf Acwulf 'of Thelnetham' - Frodo brother of Abbot Baldwin - 2.00 2.57 2.50 B Map
Suffolk 59,1 Ixworth Thorpe Acolfus Acwulf 'of Thelnetham' - Sasselin - 1.00 0.90 0.90 C Map
Total               3.22 3.84 3.77  

Lord 1066

Shire Phil. ref. Vill Lord 1066 DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value Lord 1066 ID conf. Show on map
Norfolk 7,8 Burston 1 sokeman Acwulf Robert Malet Walter de Caen 0.02 0.03 0.03 D Map
Suffolk 12,1 Thelnetham 15 free men Acwulf Frodo brother of Abbot Baldwin - 0.33 0.43 3.00 C Map
Suffolk 59,1 Ixworth Thorpe Acolfus 4 free men Acwulf Sasselin - 0.11 0.10 0.10 C Map
Total               0.46 0.56 3.13  

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