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.

Leaf Howe

Early-attested site in the Parish of Middleton

Historical Forms

  • Lefehowe 1335 ForP


The name of a tumulus, v. haugr . The first element is probably a pers. name, such as ODan  Lefi (Nielsen).