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.

Homer Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ipsden

Historical Forms

  • Holemere 1278–9 RH 1285 Ass


Homer Fm is Holemere 1278–9 RH (p), 1285Ass (p). 'Pool in a hollow,' v. holh , mere . Homer Sa has the same origin and so has Holmer Green in Missenden Bk, and it is possible that the O name is derived from a family coming from one of the other places.