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 Warmington

Historical Forms

  • Warmintone 1086 DB
  • Warminton(e) 1138 France 1327 SR
  • Warmington 1416,1461 Pat 1544 LP
  • Wirminton 1206 Cur


'Wærma 's farm,' v. ingtun . Wǣrma would be a pet-form of one of the numerous OE  pers. names in Wǣr -, such as Wǣmund .“I presume that its denomination originally sprung from some antient possessor thereof in the Saxons time; perhaps Weremundus , for that appellation was then usuall” (Dugdale 416).It may be that the DB form is already contracted from earlier Wærmundingtun , cf. the history of Alveston supra 231.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site