1) The song thrush.

It was extremely popular as a minor place-name element, noted by Smith more than thirty times. Most popular by far was Throstle Nest, with a majority of examples dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It also occurred as a by-name: 1301 de Radulpho Throstelle, Skelton

1306 Thomas Throstel, Kirkburton. Less predictably, it was a popular if ironic name for a horse: 1556 to Elisabeth my wif on amblinge gray mare called throstell, Sherburn in Elmet

1632 one mare called Throsle, Hemingbrough.

dates 1301 1306 1556 1632

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