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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.

Hancow Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Middleton

Historical Forms

  • Anchou 1210 Dugdiv.317


Possibly 'Haneca's spur of land' v. hoh . The OE  pers. name Haneca is not found in independent use in OE, but it is the first element of Hankerton (W), Hanekyntone BCS 589, Hannakin (Ekwall, PNLa 218), and OE  Hanecanham BCS 821–2, now Hankham (Sx). One may also note the Anglo-Scand  pers. n. Hanke , Hanc .