I was reading this question What is the reciprocal verb of "to thank"?, and naturally the (non existent, but surely quite useful) word unthank came to mind. I then recalled there are several places in England and Scotland called Unthank. Does anyone know why they are called this rather strange name? Presumably it isn't due to the ingratitude of the inhabitants.
The Internet Surname Database gives this explanation:
Rahul (in the comments here) makes a great observation about the Surname Database's facts:
(I think Rahul is almost certainly correct about this.)
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