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.


Field in the Parish of Checkendon

Historical Forms

  • Morughyenewode 1416 BC


Morughyenewode(this contains OE  morgen-gifu, the gift of a husband to his wife on themorning after the wedding; the -n - should clearly be -u -; final elementwudu: for other examples of the term in place-names, v. PN W 186)