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From: "Brian Page" <>
Subject: Fw: Meaning of 'worthy'
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 09:04:20 +1030
I concur and add Nosworthy. I know that variants of Nosworthy (Noseworthy,
Nasworthy, Nats worthy etc) include Norseworthy and wonder if, because the
Vikings were in control of England in the late 900's whether this means
worthy of being a Norseman. I too would love to now. Brian
----- Original Message -----
From: Lyn Freeman <>
Sent: Thursday, 9 November 2000 8:01
Subject: Meaning of 'worthy'
> Hi list!
> Could someone please tell me the meaning of 'worthy' in many place names
in Devon, for example, Holsworthy, Bradworthy, Pyeworthy?
> Lyn Freeman