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.

Moat Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of North Shoebury

Historical Forms

  • Kentes 1465 Ct 1518 ECP 1594 N
  • Mootes 1574 Ct
  • Motts 1578 Rental
  • Kennets Head 1805 O
  • Kents now called the Moated Farm 1886 Rochford
  • Kent 1388 FF
  • Mott 1578 Rental


Moat Ho is Kentes 1465Ct , 1518 ECP, 1594 N, Mootes 1574Ct , Motts 1578Rental , Kennets Head 1805 O, Kents now called the Moated Farm 1886 Rochford. Kentes from the family of Richard Kent (1388FF ). Kennets from the family of Edward Kennit who held Barber (v. WhiteHouse infra 199) in 1777 (C).As Motts was once held by Thomas Mott (1578Rental ), this is really a manorial name.

Places in the same Parish