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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Empingham

Historical Forms

  • Epingeham 1086 DB a.1118 RegAnt
  • Empingeham 1106–10,1146 RegAnt 1167,1168 P 1259 Ipm
  • Hempingeham 1106–10 RegAnt
  • Empingham, Empyngham 1140 Reg 1243 FF 1610 Speed
  • Hempingham 1185 Templar
  • Impingeham 1210 FF
  • Impyngham 1286 Ass


'The village of Empa's people', v. -inga-, hām . The OE  pers.n. Empa may be a by-name related to OE  ampre 'dock, sorrel', Du amper 'bitter, sour', v. PN -ing 147.

Places in the same Parish