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.

Sonning Eye

Early-attested site in the Parish of Eye and Dunsden

Historical Forms

  • Eye 1285 Ass 1294 Ch
  • Sunning Eye Parish 1761 Rocque


'The island near Sonning,' v. (ī)eg. The name of the latter place, over the river in Berkshire, means 'the people of Sunna .'