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.

Ham Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chertsey

Historical Forms

  • Hamme 1197 Chertsey 1308 FF
  • Hamme by Certeseye 1319 Ipm
  • Hammes 1270 Seldxiii


Ham Fm is Hamme 1197 Chertsey, 1308 FF, Hamme by Certeseye 1319 Ipm, Hammes 1270 Seld xiii. Hamm is clearly OE  hamm, referring to the flat marshy land here near the mouth of the Wey.