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Early-attested site in the Parish of Allhallows

Historical Forms

  • Vochemanby c.1170 StB
  • Uckemanebi 1188 P
  • Uckemannebi 1189,1202–6 ib
  • Huchemannebi 1189 P
  • Hukemannebi 1190,1192 P
  • Huckemannebi 1193 ib
  • Ukemannesbi 1191 P
  • Hukemannesbi 1194,1195 P
  • Hukemanby 1230 FF 1305 Ipm
  • Uckemanby 1231 Pipe
  • Ukemanby 1278 Ass
  • Ucman(n)eby, Ukman(n)eby 1276 Ass 1316 CWvi 1347 ib
  • Ukmanby, Ucmanby 1285 For c.1479 Rose
  • Hucmanby 1308 Ipm
  • Upmanby 1501 Ipm
  • Hokemondby t.Hy8 AOMB
  • del Wra de Ukemanneby 1292 Ass
  • the olde Ringarthe of Ukmanby 1578 Cocker


In the parish was del Wra de Ukemanneby 1292Ass , and the olde Ringarthe of Ukmanby 1578Cocker .

Lindkvist (lvii) is probably right in deriving this name from a Scandinavian nickname *Húkmaðr (anglicised to Hukman ), formed from the recorded húkr , 'bending forward, weak in the hams.' If so, the name means 'Húkmaðr 's .' The name Hukman is well recorded in medieval England. In 1195 (P) we have mention of Hukeman de Moricebi (Moresby infra 421). Hucman is found (t. Hy 3) in Lincolnshire (Kirkstead Cartulary ) and c. 1200 in Yorkshire (YCh i, 400).In two charters in the Welbeck Cartulary (Harl. MS 3640 ff., 40b , 41b ) the same man appears as Ucckeman and Hucman . In the late medieval period the guttural [k] was assimilated to the following labial nasal.

Places in the same Parish