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 Windley

Historical Forms

  • Campania 1275 Cl
  • le Champein 1298 Ipm
  • Chaumpayn Park 1322 Pat
  • le Chaumpayne Parke 1330 Ass
  • Champyon 1560 FF
  • Champion 1649 Derby


Champion, Campania 1275 Cl (p), le Champein 1298 Ipm, Chaumpayn Park 1322 Pat, le Chaumpayne Parke 1330Ass , Champyon 1560FF , Champion 1649Derby . This was one of the parks of Duffield Frith and is from Lat  campania , OFr  champaigne 'open country', cf. Campana supra 20.