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 Addingham

Historical Forms

  • Haddincham c.972 BCS1278 11
  • Hadigham a.1213 YChvii
  • Odingehem, Odingehen, Edidha', Ediham 1086 DB
  • Hatyngham c.1130 SD
  • Addingham, Addyngham 12 YDx 1192 YChvii 1361 FF 1544 WillY 1569,1604 FF
  • Long Addyngham 1743 PRHmp
  • Adingham, Adyngham 1195–1212 YChvii 13 YDx 1252 Ch 1279–81 QW 1280 Ebor 1621 FF
  • Adyngham in Craven 1318 YDiv
  • Long Ading(g)am 1652 PRAdel 1676 PRMl


There is some doubt whether this contains an old folk-name in -ingas (gen.pl. -inga ), as medial -e - is found only in two DB spellings and one variant reading from SD; the rest of the earlier material including the OE  spelling suggests rather that -ing - here represents the OE connective -ing 4 . 'Homestead associated with Ad(d)a', from the OE  pers.n. Ad (d )a and hām . For the affixes v. Craven 1supra and lang 'long' (in allusion to the length of the village).