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 Oakford

Historical Forms

  • Grauestine(s)ford 1238,1244 Ass
  • Grastinisford 1311 Ass
  • Grastene(s)ford 1321 Misc
  • Grastingesford, Grastyngford 1333 Ass


The first element here is almost certainly a ME surname.Were it not for the first form one might suggest some Anglo- Norman settler from Grestain (Eure).