Ardaoneon

Attested:  RC Ardaoneon

Where:  Havant

Name OriginArdaoneon looks very Greek, presumably starting with αρδω ‘to water’ and possibly ending with ονειον ‘ass stable’ or ονειος ‘useful’.

Notes:  RC lists Ardaoneon in a sequence running from Winchester to 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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Last Edited: 9 May 2016