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.

Bampton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Bampton

Historical Forms

  • Bampton(e) c.1160 Knipe 1185–99 Lowth(BM2) 1240–70 1257 FF 1263 Macheli,8 1279 Ass12 1701 PR(Wp)
  • -Cun-, -Condal(e), -all c.1160 Knipe 13 Musg 1278 Lowth 1279 Ass7,25 1285–90 Lowth 1634 NB
  • -Coundale 1291 Ipm
  • -Condalles 1504 ib
  • -Patri(c)k 1285–90 Lowth 1292 Ass32 1292 QW 1315 Ipm 1634 NB
  • Patrik-, -yk- 1292 Ass18,46 1339
  • Banton e.13 CWix,244 1201 Cur c.1235 Clib 1380 Pat 1699 PR
  • Patrike-, -Cundall 1451 CWxxi,184

Etymology

'Farmstead made of beams or by a tree', v. bēam , tūn . The affixes refer to the feudal owners of the two parts of Bampton, (1) the family of Cundal (e ) (1160 Knipe 136, 1176 Pipe 160, c. 1240 Clib 232et freq to 1363 Ipm 245) and (2) Patrick de Culwen (t. Hy 2), cf. NB 461, 465–6; the parish church is dedicated to St Patrick (ii, 196infra ).

Places in the same Parish

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