PASE: Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England

Domesday

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

Bretel


Author: DWP
Editorial Status: unknown

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

People of this name

Return to PASE Domesday homepage