Odd-sounding words can be found in all sorts of genealogical sources. From occupations on census returns unrecognisable to us today, such as a puddler (someone who made iron) or ostler (working with horses), to local dialect words found in wills.
One of our searchers found a more unusual word in a will of an East Anglian ancestor, being the term “pightle”, apparently referring to land. In fact, this word refers to a small amount of land, being a field or enclosure. It is particularly used in Norfolk, where the word can be found as the name of a property, or small road.