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.

Longford

Major Settlement in the Parish of Moreton Say

Historical Forms

  • Langeford' 1232 Cur
  • Longeford 1271–2 Ass 1520 AD
  • Longeforde 1638 PR(L) 1690 PR(L)
  • Longford 1535 VE
  • Longforthe 1538 PR(L)
  • Lonkeford 1553 PR(L)
  • Lomnford alias Longford 1728 SBL4336
  • Lomford 1745 PR(L)
  • Lomford otherwise Longford 1777 SBL4338
  • Lumford 1783 PR(L)
  • Langford 1702 PR(L)
  • Le Longford 1331 Ch

Etymology

'Long ford' with ford probably in the sense 'causeway across wet ground'. This is a common place-name, widespread in England with modern forms Longford and Langford.

Places in the same Parish