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 South Stoke

Historical Forms

  • Offha(m) 1086 DB 1417 IpmR
  • Ofham 1212,1222 FF 1303 Ipm 1331 Cl
  • Offeham 1279 Ass


'Offa's ham or hamm,' referring to the great bend in the river Arun here.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement