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Leofweard


Author: CPL
Editorial Status: unknown

Discussion of the name

Leofweard is a masculine OE name formed from the common elements lēof (‘dear’) and weard (‘guardian, protector’). The name is evidenced only from the tenth century onwards; the handful of examples currently in PASE include the abbot of Muchelney at the time of the Norman Conquest (Leofweard 3).

Bibliography

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: Leuuard; Leuardus, Leuuord, Liuuard

Spellings in Exon: Liuuardus

Forms in modern scholarship:

  von Feilitzen head forms: Lēofweard

  Phillimore edition: Leofward, Leofhard (Essex)

  Alecto edition: Leofweard

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
Berkshire 33,9 Langley Leuuard Leofweard, man of Wigot of Wallingford Wigot of Wallingford Miles Crispin Leofweard 1.00 0.00 0.00 A Map
Essex 1,14 North Benfleet Leuardus Leofweard 'of North Benfleet' - William, king Theodric Pointel 1.00 1.00 1.00 A Map
Kent 5,152 Buckland Leuuard Leofweard 'of Buckland' Edward, king Odo, bishop of Bayeux Osbern Paisforiere 0.50 1.00 0.50 A Map
Nottinghamshire 30,17 Sutton Leuuord Leofweard 'of Sutton' - Siward 'of Sutton' - 0.38 0.00 0.00 A Map
Somerset 9,1 Muchelney Leofweard, abbot of Muchelney - unnamed abbot of Muchelney - 4.00 3.00 3.00 A Map
Somerset 9,3 Ilminster Leofweard, abbot of Muchelney - unnamed abbot of Muchelney - 18.50 18.50 18.50 A Map
Somerset 9,6 Drayton Leofweard, abbot of Muchelney - unnamed abbot of Muchelney - 18.00 9.00 9.00 A Map
Somerset 9,7 West Camel Leofweard, abbot of Muchelney - unnamed abbot of Muchelney - 9.00 9.00 9.00 A Map
Somerset 9,7 West Camel Leofweard, abbot of Muchelney - unnamed abbot of Muchelney Dodemann 1.00 1.00 1.00 A Map
Sussex 10,70 Willingdon Leuuard Leofweard 'of Willingdon' - Robert, count of Mortain Ansfrid 'of Rotherfield' 0.50 0.50 0.50 A Map
Total               53.88 43.00 42.50  

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
Somerset 9,3 Ilminster Leofric 'of Bagborough' Leofweard, abbot of Muchelney unnamed abbot of Muchelney - 1.00 1.00 1.00 A Map
Somerset 9,3 Ilminster Wulfweard 'of Ilminster' Leofweard, abbot of Muchelney unnamed abbot of Muchelney Edward son of Wulfweard 0.50 0.50 0.50 A Map
Somerset 9,6 Drayton Beorhtwine 'of Chilthorne' Leofweard, abbot of Muchelney unnamed abbot of Muchelney Ceolric 'of Curry Mallet' 1.00 0.50 0.50 A Map
Somerset 9,6 Drayton Leofing 'of Cucklington' Leofweard, abbot of Muchelney unnamed abbot of Muchelney Wulfweard 'of Ilminster' 1.00 0.50 0.50 A Map
Somerset 21,54 Puckington Leofing 'of Cucklington' Leofweard, abbot of Muchelney Roger de Courseulles William 'the man of Roger de Courseulles' 1.50 1.25 1.50 A Map
Somerset 21,54 Puckington Alweard 'of Perry' Leofweard, abbot of Muchelney Roger de Courseulles William 'the man of Roger de Courseulles' 1.50 1.25 1.50 A Map
Somerset 21,55 Moortown Swet 'of Moortown' Leofweard, abbot of Muchelney Roger de Courseulles Ogis 1.13 1.00 1.00 A Map
Total               7.63 6.00 6.50  

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 33,9 Langley Leuuard Leofweard, man of Wigot of Wallingford Wigot of Wallingford Miles Crispin Leofweard 1.00 0.00 0.00 A Map
Total               1.00 0.00 0.00  

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