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 Haddenham

Historical Forms

  • Nedreham 1086 DB
  • Hedreham Wmii RegRoff
  • Heddraam c.1125 WMP
  • Hedenham 1142–8 RegRoff 1161–3 1176 BM c.1195 RegRoff c.1218 WellsL 1235 Fees462 1247 Ass
  • Hadenham 1196 1227 Ass 1242 1255 1295 Ch 1302 FA 1333 1343 Pat 1346 Cl 1373 Pat
  • Hadnam 1471 ADi


OE  Hǣdan -hām , 'Hæda's homestead.' Cf. Haddenham (C), Hædanham (BCS 1268), Hadreham DB. The name Hæda is not actually on record but Hædda is (Redin 66). A similar variation between forms with and without gemination is found in Had (d )a (ib.). The r for n of some of the early forms is a common AN error. v. IPN 106–7.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site