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.

Cockernhoe Fm and Cockernhoe Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Offley

Historical Forms

  • Cokernho 1221,1314 FF
  • Cokernhoo 1398 Cl
  • Kokernhoo 1487 Ipm
  • Cokerno 1326 Ipm 1378 FF 1518 FF
  • Cokernoke Green t.Eliz ChancP


The last element is OE  hoh, 'spur of land,' referring to the hill east of the farm. The first part of the name is difficult, unless it is a compound of cocc , 'cock' and ærn , 'house.'