1) The common aspen, a member of the poplar family, frequently found as the first element in minor place-names.

1288 le Aspehirste, Ilkley

n.d. Aspegate, Beamsley

1382 Asspeker, Worsbrough. ‘Aspen’ is now the usual word for the tree and it probably derived from the adjectival ‘aspen’: it also occurs as a place-name element and is in the northern surname Aspinall.

spellings aspen
dates 1288 1382

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