I have looked at this subject before but some new ideas have come up since this time, so I'll take another quick look since the subject is rather important to the English Folk. This concerns two 'Anglo-Saxon' tribes - the Gewisse and the Hwicce - who dwelt (historians tell us) in the area of Wessex (West Saxons). But this does not seem to be the full story about these two.
On a site caitlingreen.org it is argued that the Hwicce occupied an area around Rutland and Northamptonshire, and good arguments are given for this theory. Certain names in this area are quoted with their earlier names -
- Hwicceslea east hundred (Northamptonshire)
- Hwicceslea west hundred (Northamptonshire)
- Whissendine (NW Rutland), originally Wichingadene.
- Whiston (Northamptonshire), whose earlier form was Wychenton (974) and Hwiccingtune (974).
- Wychwood Forest (Oxfordshire) originally Huiccewudu ('Wood of the Hwicce').
- Wychnor - Hwicenofre, Wicenore.
- The completion or result of an action.
- With, together, a collective.