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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Buckingham

Historical Forms

  • Buccingahamme 918 ASC(A) c.925 ASC(D) 915 c.1000
  • Buccyngaham c.1000 Saints
  • Bochingeham 1086 DB
  • Bukingeham 1152–8 NLC
  • Bockyngham 1280 Ipm
  • Buckyngham 1508 ADvi


'The hamm of Bucc's people.' This hamm is almost surrounded by the Ouse. For the name Bucc (a )v. Mod. Lang Rev. xiv. 235–6. See Addenda.

Places in the same Parish