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.

Bellingham Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Highworth

Historical Forms

  • Bullingesham 13th ADvi 1278 Ct
  • Billingesham 1263 Ipm
  • Billingisham 1493 MinAcct
  • Byllingesham 1277 Rental
  • Billingtham (sic) 1608 WMxxxvi


Bellingham Fm (6″) is Bullingesham 13th AD vi, 1278Ct , Billingesham 1263 Ipm, Billingisham 1493MinAcct , Byllingesham 1277Rental , Billingtham (sic)1608 WM xxxvi. The first part of the name is clearly a personal name. It may be Billing (cf. Billingshurst, PN Sx 147) with occasional bull -forms under the influence of initial b .