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.

Andersey Island

Early-attested site in the Parish of Culham

Historical Forms

  • Andresia c.1104(c.1225),1225 Abingdon
  • capellam Sancti Andreae de Insula c.1104 Abingdon c.1225


Andersey Island is Andresia c. 1104 (c. 1225), 1225 Abingdon.'Andrew's island,' v. (ī)eg: it is so named from the Church of St Andrew (capellam Sancti Andreae de Insula c. 1104 (c. 1225) Abingdon), the site of which is marked on the 6″ map—cf. “Insula quaedam ad australem plagam monasterii…sita, Andresia a nomine Apostoli Andreae, cuius inibi ecclesia habebatur, nuncupata…” Abingdon. Cf. the surname Anderson.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement