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.

Ferneiam

Field in the Parish of Littlemore

Historical Forms

  • Ferneiam t.Hy2 Bodl
  • Fernniges heafdon 1054 KCD

Etymology

Ferneiam('fernisland,' v. fearn,(ī)eg; there is a Fernniges heafdon 1054(c. 1200) KCD 800near here—this is the same name with the dative plural of hēafod,'headland,'added)

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement