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.

Hawkesbury

Major Settlement in the Parish of Hawkesbury

Historical Forms

  • Havochesberie 1086 DB
  • Hauochesburia 1183 AC
  • Hauekesb'i, Hauekesbur(e), Hauekesbir(i), Hauekesbyr, Hauekesbire, Hauekesbury 1167 P 1221 Eyre 1238,1241 ADiii 1248 Ass 1327 SR
  • Hawekesbur(y) 1251 Ch 1269 Episc 1497 FF
  • Haukesbyr', Haukesbur(y), Haukesber(y) 1248 Ass 1274 FF 1291 Tax 1490 Pat
  • Haukysbury 1533 Talbot
  • Hawkesbury(e) 1534 FF c.1560 Surv 1596 FF
  • Hawxbury 1598 Dep
  • Hakybyr 1274 RH
  • Hakenbury 1316 FA
  • Haksberi 1695 PR

Etymology

'Hafoc's fortified place', v. burh . On the OE  pers.n. Hafoc cf. Redin 7.

Places in the same Parish