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 Ham

Historical Forms

  • Hama c.1150 Crawf 1170–4 P
  • Hamme 1154 RBE
  • Hame 1197 FF
  • Ham 1532 Merton
  • Hammes 1235,1241 Fees 1383 IpmR
  • Hamme juxta Kyngeston 1335 Ass


v. ham(m). Ham is situated in a large bend of the Thames, so that we may well have here an example of that word used in the sense of 'river-bend.'

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name