English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Oakhanger Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Welford

Historical Forms

  • Akhangre 1219 FF
  • Akhanger 1238–9 ib
  • Akhengre, Hakangre, Okhangre 1241 Ass
  • Okhangre 1315 Pat 1327 SR 1332 Ipm 1417–18 ObAcc
  • Oakhanger 1761 Rocque


Oakhanger Ho, Akhangre 1219FF (p), Akhanger 1238–9ib (p), Akhengre , Hakangre , Okhangre 1241Ass (p), Okhangre 1315 Pat, 1327SR , 1332 Ipm (p), 1417–18 ObAcc, Oakhanger 1761 Rocque, 'oak wood on a slope', v. āc , hangra . Formally this might be the unidentified DB Acenge (cf. DB Hertange for Hartanger K), but the identification is very doubtful, as Acenge was in Thatcham Hundred, and Welford was in Rowbury.