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.

Holme Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Armthorpe

Historical Forms

  • Hulmo 1208 FF
  • Holme 1379 PT
  • Holme-house 1539 Hnt 1658 WillS
  • Holme-howse 1540 MinAcct


Holme Ho, Hulmo 1208 FF, Holme 1379 PT (p), Holme-house 1539 Hnt, 1658 WillS, Holme-howse 1540MinAcct , cf. also Holme Wath 1539 Hnt. v. holmr 'a plot of dry ground in marshland, a water-meadow', vað 'ford'. The earliest form Hulmo (Lat) is from ODan  hulm.