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.

Waxford

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stanton upon Hine Heath

Historical Forms

  • Waxford 1366, 76 SRO 322/189, SBL 5433
  • Waxforde More 1592 CourtR
  • Far Waxford and Near Waxford, Waxford Meadow 1839 TA

Etymology

It is generally assumed that w(e)ax in p.ns. refers to places where beeswax is produced.