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.

Oakham

Other OS name in the Parish of Rushbury

Historical Forms

  • Hoccum 1842 TA, VCH X 335

Etymology

, 1833 OS , Hoccum 1842TA , VCH X335 gives a 17th - cent. reference to “ Hockums house ” . Possibly ' at the oaks ' , from dat . pl . of āc .