AttestedGalluvio seems like the best spelling to take from the juxtaposed handwritten lower-case letters in RC's 3 manuscripts, whose vital parts, scanned from the photos published by Richmond and Crawford (1949), are shown below.  Notice the immediately preceding and strikingly similar Caluvio.

Where:  RC lists Galluvio when it is tracking from the south towards the Lake District.  The simplest explanation may be to liken it to Galava around where the river Leven empties the southern end of Lake Windermere into Morecambe Bay.

Name Origin:  Several ancient names begin with Gal- or Cal- in this area, discussed under Galacum as possibly a word for ‘foreigners’.  The ending -uvio looks like one more instance of the *uba/*oba ‘water, river’ element discussed here occupying the same slot as lava ‘intermittent river’ discussed here in Galava.  These are just two hints at several ethnic groups in this area.

Notes:  This website has discussed several different sets of name analyses in this area, and the present version is the first that seems tolerably coherent without bits of utter bafflement!

Standard terms of use:You may copy this text freely, provided you acknowledge its source, recognise that it is liable to human error, and try to offer suggestions for improvement.
Last Edited: 7 March 2018
[Cosmography scan pic here]