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Bretel


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Discussion of the name

The name Bretel is of uncertain derivation.  However, given the occurrence of the forms Britail and Brytthael in the pre-Conquest Bodmin manumission records, a masculine Old Cornish name seems a more likely solution than von Feilitzen (1937: 208) allowed for the TRE form, with the TRW forms probably representing the Old Breton equivalent.

Bibliography

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

Forms of the name

Spelling in Domesday Book: Bretel

Spelling in Exon DB: Bret(t)ellus

Forms in modern scholarship:

  von Feilitzen head forms: Bretel

  Phillimore edition: Bretel

  Alecto edition: Bretel 

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
Cornwall 5,13,10 Trevillyn Bretel Bretel 'of Trevillyn' - Robert, count of Mortain Osfrith 'of Oakhampton 0.13 0.50 0.10 B Map
Total               0.13 0.50 0.10  

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
Devon 15,20 Holbrook Bretel Sæmær 'of Cheriton' - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 0.75 0.75 0.75 - Map
Devon 15,21 Farringdon Bretel 2 brothers - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 0.25 0.35 0.35 - Map
Devon 15,63 Cheriton Bretel Sæmær 'of Cheriton' - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 1.00 0.75 0.75 - Map
Dorset 26,12 Bhompston Bretel - - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 1.00 0.60 0.60 - Map
Dorset 26,17 Holwell Bretel Alwine 'of Child Okeford' - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 2.00 0.50 0.50 - Map
Dorset 26,28 Littleton Bretel Wulfgeat 'of Littleton' - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 5.00 4.00 2.00 - Map
Dorset 26,29 Blandford St Mary Bretel Alweard 'of Hanford' - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 1.50 1.00 0.60 - Map
Dorset 26,54 Creech Bretel Scirweald 'of Somerset' - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 2.00 1.00 2.00 - Map
Dorset 26,55 Tyneham Bretel 6 thegns - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 3.50 2.35 2.35 - Map
Dorset 26,60 Wool Bretel 2 thegns - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 0.88 0.57 0.57 - Map
Dorset 26,63 Wootton Fitzpaine Bretel Eadmær Ator - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 2.00 5.00 5.00 - Map
Dorset 26,69 Wootton Fitzpaine Bretel Wulfred 'of Wootton' - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 0.50 0.25 0.25 - Map
Somerset 19,15 Swell Bretel Alweald 'of Swell' - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 3.00 2.00 3.00 - Map
Somerset 19,20 Ashbrittle Bretel Wada 'of Ashbrittle' - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 4.00 3.64 3.64 - Map
Somerset 19,20 Ashbrittle Bretel 2 thegns - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 1.50 1.36 1.36 - Map
Somerset 19,21 Greenham Bretel Ælfric 'of Greenham' - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 1.00 0.50 0.75 - Map
Somerset 19,22 Appley Bretel Beorhtmær 'of Appley' - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 1.00 0.50 0.50 - Map
Somerset 19,45 North Perrott Bretel Ælfgar 'of North Perrott' - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 10.00 7.00 7.00 - Map
Somerset 19,58 Redlynch Bretel Ælfric brother of Wulfa - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 4.00 4.00 2.00 - Map
Somerset 19,62 Barrow Bretel Almær 'of Barrow' - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 5.00 4.00 4.00 - Map
Somerset 19,63 Stoke Trister Bretel 2 thegns - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 3.00 3.00 3.00 - Map
Somerset 19,64 Cucklington Bretel Leofing 'of Cucklington' - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 3.50 3.50 2.50 - Map
Somerset 19,64 Cucklington Bretel Swein Swart - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 3.50 3.50 2.50 - Map
Somerset 19,86 Bishopstone Bretel Abbot of Athelney - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 1.00 0.50 0.50 - Map
Somerset 46,4 Wellisford Bretel - - Robert, count of Mortain Bretel 1.00 0.00 0.00 - Map
Total               61.88 50.62 46.47  

Sub-subtenant in 1086

Shire Phil. ref. Vill Sub-subtenant DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value Sub-subtenant ID conf. Show on map
Somerset 1,5 Curry Rivel Bretel Edward, king - William, king Robert, count of Mortain 0.13 0.00 0.53 - Map
Somerset 1,9 Redlynch Bretel Edward, king - William, king Robert, count of Mortain 0.07 0.00 0.07 - Map
Total               0.20 0.00 0.60  

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