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.

Ashmead Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cam

Historical Forms

  • Assemede 1287 Ass
  • Astmede 1327 SR
  • Oleasshemeade 1539 TRMB
  • Ashmeade 1636 FF 1753 Will
  • Ashmead's 1779 Rudder


Ashmead Green, Assemede 1287Ass (p), Astmede 1327SR (p), Oleasshemeade 1539TRMB , Ashmeade 1636FF , 1753 Will, Ashmead 's 1779 Rudder. 'Meadow with an ash-tree', v. æsc , mǣd .Ashmead Green may be named more directly from the local family of Ashmead (cf. Thomas Ashmead 1709 PR 8), who took their name from the meadow.