Attested: Ardaoneon at position 43 in the Ravenna Cosmography
Where: Havant, Hampshire, at SU717062
Name Origin: Ardaoneon looks very Greek, presumably starting with αρδω ‘to water’ and possibly ending with ονειον ‘ass stable’ or ονειος ‘useful’.
Notes: This identification depends on correct identifications of neighbours in the Cosmography's sequence Venta velgarom (Twyford near Winchester), Armis (Wickham), Ardaoneon, Navimago regentium (Chichester). Havant was Hamanfunta in AD 935, where funta descended from Latin fontanus ‘pertaining to a spring’, probably referring to the Hamwelle, one of many fine springs in Havant and probably a holy well.
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