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Broadhembury

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Devon

Small village 5 m. NW of Honiton, off the A373. A tablet on the S wall of the church chancel records that Augustus Montague Toplady, author of the hymn...

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Broadhembury

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 28 words.

Hanberia 1086 (db), Brodehembyri 1273. ‘High or chief fortified place’. OE hēah (dative hēan) + burh

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Duford

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 38 words.

1. Variant of French Dufort.

2. English: apparently a habitational name, perhaps from Dulford in Broadhembury, Devon, which is

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