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.


Volume edited by : J. E. B. Gover, Allen Mawer, F. M. Stenton 1938

Historical Forms

  • Heortfordscir(a) 1011 ASC c.1150 BM 1057–65 P 1130
  • Herfordscire, Herefortsira 1086 DB
  • Hertefordesira 1154 RBE
  • Hertford scira 1161 BM
  • in comitatu de Hurtforde 1220 Fees


For the origin of the county v. Introd. xiii, xiv.