Usage Anglo-Saxon Mythology
Other Forms FormsÆscferth
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Meaning & History
The first element of this name is Old English æsc "ash tree". The second element may be Old English ferhð "soul, spirit, mind, life" (compare Unferð) or a variant form of Old English friþ "peace" (in which case this is a variant of the attested Old English name Æscfrith). This name occurs in the Old English poem 'The Battle of Maldon'.