PASE: Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England


[Image: Excerpt from the Domesday Book]
[Image: Durham Liber Vitae, folio 38r (extract)]


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Discussion of the name

Ælling is a masculine Old English name in which an uncompounded name (Ælla, Ælli, or Alla) has been combined with the suffix –ing (von Feilitzen 1937: 146). The formal possibility that the base was a Scandinavian name (ON Áli or ODan Alli) is unlikely in view of the West Saxon provenance of Ælling. No other instance apart from one person in DB is currently recorded in PASE.


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: -

Spellings in Exon: Alinc

Forms in modern scholarship:

  von Feilitzen head forms: Alinc

  Phillimore edition: Alling

  Alecto edition: -

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
Somerset 22,18 Cary Fitzpaine Ælling 'of Cary' - Roger Arundel Robert of Gatemore 0.47 0.50 0.50 A Map
Total               0.47 0.50 0.50  

People of this name

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