Abinghall/Abenhall (General)

by Mike Pinchin @, Bedford, England, Friday, September 27, 2019, 19:30 (17 days ago) @ DavidHankey

Searching the old newspapers in fifty-year periods produces the following numbers of hits for Gloucestershire and Herefordshire combined,

Abinghall

1750-1799 4

1800-1849 220

1850-1899 704

1900-1949 170

1950-1999 1


Abenhall

1750-1799 0

1800-1849 13

1850-1899 282

1900-1949 987

1950-1999 17

It’s not a perfect way of looking at it since coverage in the earliest and latest years is rather sparser than in the 19th and early 20th centuries. However, it does seem to show that both names were in use over a long period but that Abenhall gradually displaced Abinghall as the favoured form, at least in print.


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