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Æthelrun


Author: CPL
Editorial Status: unknown

Discussion of the name

Æthelrun is a feminine OE name formed from the elements æðel (‘noble, famous’) and rūn (‘mystery, secret’) (von Feilitzen 1937: 187). It is not currently recorded in PASE beyond the two women in the DB material.

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: Ailrun

Spellings in Exon: Alrun

Forms in modern scholarship:

  von Feilitzen head forms: Æðelrun

  Phillimore edition: Aethelrun

  Alecto edition: Æthelrun

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

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