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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Wolverley

Historical Forms

  • Cenungaford 964 BCS1134 11th
  • Keningeford 1189–96 WoC c.1250 SR 1275 FF 1306
  • Kiningeford c.1200 WoC c.1250
  • Keingford 1240 WoP
  • Kenigford 1255 Ass
  • Kemingford 1316 Ipm
  • Kyngesford, Kingsford 1346 FA 1427 SR 1649 FF


'Ford of the people of C (o )ēn or C (o )ēna ,' v. ingas . At a later stage e was raised to i before ng , the process being helped by folk-etymological association with king .