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.

Muckhatch Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Thorpe

Historical Forms

  • le Mukelond 1346 ChertseyReg
  • Mockelond 1548 LRMB


Muckhatch Fm (6″) is Muckhacche 1510, Mukhatch 1515 Turner and near by must have been le Mukelond 1346Chertsey Reg , Mockelond 1548LRMB . It may be that the first element in these names is the common muck , 'manure, filth,' for though this word is of northern origin it had probably passed into general English use by the 14th century. Alternatively the name may contain the recorded OE  personal name Muca .

Places in the same Parish