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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Dunsfold

Historical Forms

  • Howyk(e) 1241,1255 Ass
  • Houwyk' 1332 SR
  • Hoick 1675 SACxxxii


Howicks (6″) is Howyk (e )1241, 1255Ass , Houwyk '1332 SR (all p), Hoick 1675 SAC xxxii. Perhaps 'farm on the spur of land' (v. hoh , wic ), but as all the forms are derived from personal name forms, and as there is a place called Howick in Rudgwick (Sx) a few miles away, the name may be manorial rather than local in origin.