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.

Eynsham

Major Settlement in the Parish of Eynsham

Historical Forms

  • (ad) Egenes homme 864 BCS509 11th
  • Egenessam 1130–50 OxonCh
  • Egenesham 1163,85 P c.1270 Gervase
  • Egeneisham 1190 P
  • Egonesham 571 ASC c.925
  • Egnesham 1005 Eynsh late12th
  • Egneshammensem c.1080–7 Eynsh late12th
  • Egnesham 1093–1100 Eynsh 1385 Eynsh
  • Eglesham 1086 DB
  • Eglessam 1100–7 Eynsh 1377–8
  • Eghenesham 1136–9 OxonCh
  • Einegsham c.1160 RegAntiquiss
  • Einesham 1185 RotDom 1471 Eynsh
  • Aynesham 1230 P 1428 FA
  • Einnesham 1311 Cl
  • Eisneham 1193–1200 Eynsh
  • Eignesham 1197–1200 Eynsh 1320 Eynsh
  • Enesham c.1200 Belvoir 1205 Fine 1220 Fees 1275–6 RH
  • Enesh' 1203 Cur
  • Hegnesham 1241–64 Eynsh
  • Eyneham 1242 Fees
  • Eynsham 1428 FA 1585 AD
  • Eynsam 1517 DInc
  • Ensham 1821 O.S.

Etymology

Second element hamm. The first is probably the personal name *Ægen , which is found also in Eynsford K (v. PN Ess 517). Ekwall (DEPN) is unwilling to adopt this etymology in view of the ASC form in Egones -.

Places in the same Parish

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