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.

Bafford Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Charlton Kings

Historical Forms

  • Bafford(e) Hy6 Rent 1605 Comm
  • Bafford(e) Bassa Hy7 Rent
  • Baffords Paddocke 1606 AOMB
  • man' vocat' Basse 1450 Rent


Bafford Fm, Bafford (e )Hy 6Rent , 1605Comm , Bafford (e ) Bassa Hy 7Rent , Baffords Paddocke 1606AOMB . The origin of the first el. can only be a matter of speculation; it could be the OE  pers.n. Babba with assimilation of -b - by the following -f -; v. ford . The affix Bassa is probably a surname Basse (Reaney 24), which is found locally as a manorial name, man ' vocat ' Basse 1450Rent (Sc. 11, 217).