Early-attested site in the Parish of Highampton
- Styvadon 1333 SR
- Styvedon 1345 Ass
- Stefedon t.Hy8 Rental
This p.n., like Steventon (Berks), Stifingehæme gemæra BCS 1142, and (Ha), DB Stivetone , Stewley (So), 1225 Ass Stiuelegh , Steeton (Y), Styfington and Styfetun c. 1025 (EHR 28, 16), must contain a pers. name Stifa , a derivative of the adj. stif , 'rigid.' The entire absence of u -forms in all these names is somewhat against OE Styfa , as suggested by Blomé (144). Stifa or Styfa would alike suit Steventon (PN BedsHu 46).