|Waxholme shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||155 mi (249 km) S|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Despite the place-name ending in "-holme" (which is normally from Old Norse holmr "island, water-meadow"), it is not from this word. Instead the ending is Old English ham "homestead", rather than the similar Old English hamm "river-meadow, bend in river", despite the village's proximity to the River Humber. The name was recorded as Wexnem in 1162.
In 1823 inhabitants in the village numbered 72. Occupations included seven farmers.
- Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 11.
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