English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Woking

Historical Forms

  • Apeworth 1548 LRMB
  • Apers 1841 TA 1860 Onslow
  • Apeworth 1332 SR


Apers is Apeworth 1548LRMB , Apers 1841TA , 1860Onslow , and was the home of Ralph de Apeworth (1294) and John Apeworth (1332 SR). This is probably 'Ap (p )a 's farm,' v. worþ , with the personal name found in Awbrook (PN Sx 340). For the development cf. Ember supra 91 and Abinger infra 259.