Major Settlement in the Parish of Milton Ernest
- Mildentone 1086 DB
- Middeltone 1086 DB 1372 IpmR
- Milton 1372 IpmR
- Erneys, Erneis (1291 NI, 1372 IpmR)
- Ernys (1334 Ipm, 1765 J)
- Herneys (1372 IpmR)
- Harnes (1526 LS, 1535 VE, Eliz ChancP)
- Harneys (1535 VE)
- Ernesse (17th NQ i)
- Earnis (1780, 1791 Jury)
The manorial addition is found as Erneys , Erneis (1291 NI, 1372 IpmR), Ernys (1334 Ipm, 1765 J), Herneys (1372 IpmR), Harnes (1526 LS, 1535 VE, Eliz ChancP), Harneys (1535 VE), Ernesse (17th NQ i), Earnis (1780, 1791 Jury).
'Middle farm' v. middel , tun . Perhaps so called because midway between Clapham and Sharnbrook as one moves up the Ouse. Robert, son of Ernis , is associated with Milton as early as 1227 (FF). The normal development would have been to Arnes .The modern form is in part a spelling one and in part due to the influence of the pers. name Ernest .