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From: "taf" <>
Subject: Re: Bulkley Ancestors in Normandy 1050-1150
Date: 9 Feb 2007 13:20:41 -0800
On Feb 9, 1:11 pm, "taf" <> wrote:
> On Feb 9, 12:29 pm, "Tony Hoskins" <> wrote:
> > The suffix "legh/ley" is so widespread and so demonstrably Anglo-Saxon -
> > meaning "field" - as to scarcely warrant discussion. The presence of a
> > bull on the family's coat of arms notwithstanding, a gut response to
> > this discussion would be to posit a quite prosaic origin for the name:
> > "the field in which bulls reside", for instance.
> This is, in fact, the general consensus for the origin of the name of
> Bulkeley - Bullock field.
Just to amplify, it is thought to derive from "bulluca-leáh".
There is a decent (though dated) AS dictionary at:
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