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.

the Marham

Field in the Parish of Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby and Ormesby St Michael

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA


the Marham(from the East Angliandial. word marram, of Scand origin,'sea reed or bent grass', also used for'asand-hill grown over with marram grass' OED s.v.; cf. the Marams in Caisternext Yarmouth)