Early-attested site in the Parish of Yardley
- Stichesford 1267 Ipm
- Stigford 1275 Ass
- Stifford 1275 SR
- Stichford 1296,1318 ADi 1670 FF c.1830 O
- Sticheford, Stycheford 1303 Wigorn 1410 ADi 1583 Wills
The forms are late but consistent with derivation from OE stȳfic , 'stump.' Possibly therefore 'ford by the stump.' There are no u -forms but such are commonly absent in the case of stȳfa -stȳfic - names, perhaps owing to the following labial, cf. Stewkley (PN Bk 72).