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.

Sandford on Thames

Major Settlement in the Parish of Sandford on Thames

Historical Forms

  • (æt) Sandforda 1050 KCD793 13th
  • (æt) Sandfordan, (to) Sandforda 1054 KCD800 c.1200
  • Sandford c.1225 Abingdon 1254–5,1278–9 RH
  • Sandfeud, Sandeford 1285 Ass
  • Sanford 1086 DB c.1130 Bodl 1219 FF 1242–3 Fees 1285 Ass
  • Sanford' a.1219 S c.1280
  • Santford c.1130 OxonCh
  • Santford', Santford c.1240 S late13th
  • Samford' t.Hy2 Bodl
  • Samford c.1200 Abingdon 1278–9 RH 1428 FA
  • Samford ultra Tamisiam c.1225 Abingdon
  • Saunford' a.1219 S c.1280 Cl 1361
  • Sampford' a.1219 S late13th
  • Saumford' 1242–3 Fees
  • Stanford 1285 Ass
  • Sancford 1295–6 AD
  • Saunisford 1341 Cl

Etymology

'Sandy ford.' Cf. Sandford St Martin 279.