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.

Upper Heyford

Major Settlement in the Parish of Upper Heyford

Historical Forms

  • (to) Hegforda 995 KCD1289 c.1250
  • Haiforde 1086 DB c.1173–89 Eynsh
  • Haiford' c.1130 OxonCh
  • Hayford 1220 Fees
  • Haiford 1259 Os
  • Hageford 1163 P
  • Hefort c.1200 StJohn
  • Heyford 1220 Fees 1235–6 Fees
  • Heyford Magna 1242–3 Fees
  • Heifort Waren, Eifort 1254–5 RH
  • Heyford Warin c.1270 Eynsh 1339 Cl
  • Heyford Superiore 1390 Eynsh
  • Hei(ghe)ford Wareyn 1428 FA
  • Heyfordewarenn 1539 Eynsh
  • Upper Heyford, Upper Heyford Warren early18th ParColl

Etymology

For etymology v. Lower Heyford 219. The count of Warenne has land in Stratton in this hundred 1242–3 Fees.