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Survey of English Place-Names

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Raan's Farm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Amersham

Historical Forms

  • the fee Le raan 1331 Misc
  • fee of Raan 1331 Fine
  • Ranys Fee 1485 Ipm
  • Rheins Fm 1826 B
  • le Ran 1312 Cl


This manorial name originates from the Rane family. John de Rane was a tenant in Amersham in 1235 (Fees 465) and Walter le Ran in 1312 (Cl).