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.

Rudford

Major Settlement in the Parish of Rudford

Historical Forms

  • Rvdeford 1086 DB
  • Rudeford(e) 1086,1138–1189 Glouc 1221 Ass 1287 et freq
  • Rudford(e) 1535 VE 1659 ParlSurv
  • Rodeford(e) 1086–1234 Glouc 1287 Ass 1291 Tax 1437 IpmR
  • Ruddeford 1221,1248 Ass
  • Ruford 1300 Heref

Etymology

'Ford amongst the reeds', v. hrēod , ford , cf. Rodford (68supra ).It refers to an unbridged crossing of the Leadon near the church.