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.

Dunholme

Major Settlement in the Parish of Dunholme

Historical Forms

  • Duneham 1086 DB c1115 LS 1123–48 RAii 1146,1163 RAi 1160–70 RAviii Hy2 Chi 1291 Kirkst e13 Ass 13 Kirkst 1202 FF 1216(13),1217(13) 1269
  • Duneham' c1290 RAviii
  • Dunham c1115 LS 1160 Dane eHy2 Kirkst 13 Barl Hy2 P Ed1 Kirkst 1175–6 P 1180–90 Templar 13 Dane 1180–1,1191 Ch 1185 Kirkst 1187 Ass John SDL 1252 l12 13 1202 1723
  • Dunha 1167–8 P
  • Doneham 1231 FF
  • Donham 1274–5 RH 1303 FA 1313 Ipm 1316 Misc 1329 Ass 1332 SR 1341 NI 1346 FA 1340–9 Queen's 1349 Pat 1374,1383 Peace 1402 FA 1449 Fine 1535 VE 1548 Pat
  • Dounam 1375 Peace
  • Dounham 1539 LP
  • Dougham 1539 LP
  • Downham 1550–2 MinAcct
  • Dunham(e) 1554 InstBen
  • Dunholm(e) 1559 BPRentals
  • Dunholme 1610 Speed 1695 Foster 1764 FLKing
  • Donholme 1647 CollTop

Etymology

'Dunna's homestead, estate' from the OE  pers.n. Dunna and hām.The topography completely excludes OE  dūn 'hill' as first el. The late replacement of hām by holmr is common in L.

Places in the same Parish

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