Spellings of 'Yeovil'

Spellings of 'Yeovil'

through the ages

 

There have been a truly surprising number of ways to spell 'Yeovil' through the years - the following list of 70 was compiled by the late Leslie Brooke, with two added by me. My favourite spelling is 'Evil'.

 

Spelling

Year

Ref

Spelling

Year

Ref

Spelling

Year

Ref

Eevill

1609 QS Eivill 1642 CW Euell 1635 BT

Euill

1610 SA Euyll 1610 SP Evel 1610 MB

Evell

1535 WW Evil 1673 BM Evill 1503 WI

Evyill

1673 BL Evyll 1535 WW Ewell 1536 SC

Ewill

1606 CC Eyeavell 1652 TT Eyeavill 17c TT

Geuele

1275 PA Gevele 1262 MC Gevell 1502 BO

Gifle

873-89 AW Giffle 1204 CR Givela 1086 GI

Givele

1086 DB Givell 1225 PA Givelle   TR

Givile

1262 MC Giuele 1280 PA Gyfle c950 AS

Gyuele

1277 PA Gyvel 12c WM Gyvele 1225 PA

Ieuele

1334 BR Iovele 1303 GD Ivel 1533-46 LI

Ivele

1315-6 NV Ivell 1633 TG Ivla 1086 DE

Ivle

1086 DB Jeuele 1342 BR Jevele 1307 EL

Jyvele

1255-6 FF Yeavel 1642 CW Yeavell 1607 QS

Yeavill

1617 ED Yeaville 17c TT Yeouil 1695 RM

Yeovel

1673 BM Yeovell 1649 QS Yeovil    

Yeovill

1617 ED Yeuele 1280 PA Yeuell 1463-4 FF

Yeuelle

1447 WI Yeuyl 1447 WI Yeuyll 1417 WI

Yevel

1311-2 FF Yevele 1306-7 FF Yevell 1411-2 FF

Yevelle

1402 BB Yevile 1402 Yevill 1452 WI

Yeville

1455 WI Yevvell 13c WI Yevyll 1407 WI

Yivele

1335 WM Yuele 1280 PA Yvele 1285-6 FF

Yvell

1544 WI Yvill 1532 WW Yvyll 1532 WW

Zeuele

1416 WI            
                 
.... and added by me            

Yeuvell

1709 OW Yewill 1784 IN      


Key to References
AS = Anglo-Saxon Wills AW = King Alfred's Will
BL = Blome's 1673 Map of Somerset BB = Bishop Bowett's Register
BM = Blome's Magna Britannia BO = Bishop Oliver King's Register
BR = Bishop Ralph's Register BT = British Traveller 1635
CC = Coryate's 'Crudities' CR = Close Rolls
CW = Civil War Tracts DB = Domesday Book
DE = Domesday Book Exon ED = Enrolled Deeds
EL = Exchequer Lay Subsidies FF = Feet of Fines
GD = Gaol Delivery Roll GI = Geld Inquest
JO = John Ogilby Maps LI = Leyland's Itineraries
MB = Camden's Magna Britannia MC = Montacute Cartulery
NV = Nomina Villarum PA = Pleas of Assize, Somerset
QS = Quarter Sessions Records RM = Robt Morden's Map of Somerset
SA = Saxton's Map of Somerset SC = Sherborne Churchwardens' Accounts
SP = Speed's Map of Somerset TG = Thomas Gerard's Description
TR = Reign of Edward the Confessor TT = Trade Tokens
WI = Somerset Wills WM = Woborn Muniments
WM = Wells Cathedral Manuscripts WW = Wells Wills
   
OW = Will of John Old the Elder IN = Apprentice indenture