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.

Hooke

Major Settlement in the Parish of Hooke

Historical Forms

  • Lahoc 1086 DB
  • Hoc 1100–22 Ch 1270 MontC 1091–1106
  • Hoch c.1155 ib
  • del Hoc 1200 Cur
  • Hok(e) 1209 P 1235–6 Fees 1244,1288 Ass 1303 FA 1510 DCM
  • del Hok(e) 1244,1268 Ass
  • La Hoke 1244 Ass 1275 RH 1285 FA 1330 FF 1369 Cl
  • tethinga de(l) Hock(') 1268 Ass
  • Houc 1268 Ass
  • atte Houke 1327 SR
  • Houk(e) 1346 FA 1386 1428 FA
  • la Houke 1413 Fine 1414 Cl
  • Huke 1421 ib
  • Howke 1438 Sher
  • Hooke 1653 ParlSurv 1686 DCMCt

Etymology

'The hook or angle', from OE  hōc, here probably referring to a bend in the R. Hooke (one arm of which rises in the N of the par., the other at Toller Whelme in Corscombe par. infra ). The r.n. Hooke is a back- formation from the p.n.; the old name for the river was Toller , v. RNs. and Toller Fratrum & Toller Porcorum pars. infra . The DB form and several later spellings have the OFr  def. art. la .

Places in the same Parish