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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Edlesborough

Historical Forms

  • Hudenhal 1227 Ass
  • Hodenhale 1299 Abbr 1309 Ch 1348 Cl 1367 Pat 1376 Cl
  • Hudnale 1480 IpmR
  • Hudnoll Eliz ChancP


OE  Hūdanheale (dat.), 'Huda's healh.' The name Hūda was borne by a minister of King Æthelwulf of Wessex, who became Ealdorman of Surrey and was killed in battle with the Danes in 853. The same name forms the first element in Huddington (Wo).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement