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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

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 6,14 Yatton Æthelrun 'of Yatton' John the Dane Giso, bishop of Wells Ildebert 'of Milton Clevedon' 1.00 1.00 0.00 A Map
Total               1.00 1.00 0.00  

Tenant-in-Chief 1086 demesne estates (no subtenants)

Shire Phil. ref. Vill TIC DB Spelling Holder 1066 Lord 1066 Tenant-in-Chief 1086 1086 subtenant Fiscal value 1066 value 1086 value TIC ID conf. Show on map
Dorset 56,23 Wilksworth Ailrun - - Æthelrun, king's thegn - 1.00 0.50 0.50 A Map
Total               1.00 0.50 0.50  

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