The name of Halifax

The name Halyfax appears in 1116, and the origin of the name is open to debate.

Some of the many suggestions as to the meaning of the name Halifax include:

As a consequence of misinterpretation of the entry in Domesday Book, the word Feslei was once thought to refer to Halifax which does not otherwise appear there.

The manner in which the name is written is of interest. There are some variations on the coat of arms and elsewhere, and particular instances are

See Feslei, Horton, Hudley, Orange Town, Toffee Town and Seal of the Waterhouse Charity

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