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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Yedingham

Historical Forms

  • Edingham 1170–5,1180–95 YCh390,395 1218 FF 1246 Ass 1333 Ch
  • Yedingeham 1246 Ass
  • Yedingham 1185–95 YCh391–2 1219 FF 1303 KF


'Homestead of Eada and his people,' v. ingaham . OE  Ēada has with stress-shifting in the diphthong developed a prosthetic y -, as in Yearsley (PN NRY 193), Yapham infra 182 and Shaps supra 95. For this change cf. Anglia xxxiv, 293 ff.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site