Malcolm Bull's Calderdale Companion : Foldout

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 Domesday Book, the word Feslei was once thought to refer to Halifax which does not otherwise appear there

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

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