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.

Milton Keynes

Major Settlement in the Parish of Milton Keynes

Historical Forms

  • Mideltone, Middeltone 1086 DB
  • Middelton 1227 Ass
  • Milton Keynes 1422 IpmR
  • Milton al. Middleton Keynes 1693 Terr


'Middle farm,' probably in relation to Broughton and Walton.v. middle , tun . Hugh de Cahaignes held land in Bk in 1166 (RBE) and Hugo de Cayenes is mentioned in 1227 (FF ) as vouching to warranty in Milton.

Places in the same Parish