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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Woking

Historical Forms

  • Mayford(e) 1210–12 RBE
  • Maynford' 1226 ClR 1230 P
  • Meinford 1226 ClR
  • Mainford 1250 Fees
  • Meyford 1255,1263 Ass


Mayford is Mayford (e )1210–12 RBEet passim , with variant spelling Maiford (e ), Maynford '1226 ClR, 1230 P, Meinford 1226 ClR, Mainford 1250 Fees, Meyford 1255, 1263Ass . None of the material is very early. It is possible that the name means 'Mǣga 's ford,' with the same pers. name which is probably found in Main Down (PN Sx 36).