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.

Whatams

Field in the Parish of Whitton

Historical Forms

  • 1775 EnclA
  • Wheteholm 14 Welb
  • fower dayles … one … called Whatham 1562 Surv
  • Whetham Dale 1567–68 Lanc
  • the wheatome Deale 1577 Terrier
  • Waithams Dale 1609 DuLaMB

Etymology

Whatams(Wheteholm 14, fower daylesonecalled Whatham 1562, Whetham Dale 1567–68, the wheatome Deale 1577, Waithams Dale 1609, v. hwǣte'wheat', holmr with deill)