CANON PYON, Herefordshire
- "A Dictionary of English Place Names" by A.D. Mills (Oxford)
"Pyon, Canon & Kings, Heref. & Worcs.
Pionie 1086 DB (=Domesday Book)
Pyone canonicorum 1221. King's Pyon 1285.
'Island infested with gnats or other insects.'
OE (Old English) pie (genitive plural peona) + ëg"
The Distinguishing affix 'Canon' derives from early possession by
the Canons of Hereford.
In other sources, ëg is translated as
'land between streams', rather than 'island' - c.f. "Place
Names of Derbyshire" and derivation of Eyam, from the
dative plural ëgum.
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