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 Sambourn

Historical Forms

  • Samburne 714 BCS130 16th
  • Samborne 1547 Monast
  • Sandburne 1086 DB
  • Sandburna c.1086 Evesham 1190
  • Saundburne 1221,1232 Ass 1274 FF
  • Sombo(u)rne 1316 FA 1327 SR 1535 VE


'Sand stream,' v. burna . “Having its originall denomination from that little Sandy brook nigh unto which it stands” (Dugdale 564).

Places in the same Parish