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 Tamerton Foliot

Historical Forms

  • Portesham 1244 Ass 1383,1459 FF
  • Portisham t.Ed3 Ass


'Port 's ham(m).' For the pers. name, v. Redin 22.It occurs also in Portisham (Do), Porteshamme 1024 KCD 741.