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.

Pelsham Fm

Other OS name in the Parish of Buckhorn Weston

Historical Forms

  • Pelsham farme 1648 SC
  • Pelsam 1774 Hutch1
  • Pelsham 1795 Boswell
  • Pulsham 1811 OS


, Pelsham farme 1648 SC, Pelsam 1774 Hutch1, Pelsham 1795 Boswell,Pulsham 1811 OS ; the forms are too late for a safe etymology , but this may be from hamm ' enclosure ' with the ME  pers.n./surname Pell , or , if the name is older , with the OE  pers.n. Pēol found in Pelsall St (DEPN) .