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.

Donnington

Major Settlement in the Parish of Shaw cum Donnington

Historical Forms

  • Deritone 1086 DB
  • Derinton' 1253 Cl
  • Dunintona 1167 P
  • Duninton' 1215 ClR 1220 Fees
  • Dunynton 1334 Ipm
  • Doniton' 1229 Cl 1235–6 Fees
  • Dunyton', Dodynton', Dunyeton', Donygtone 1284 Ass
  • Duniton' 1294 SR
  • Dunyngton 1300 Ipm 1316 FA
  • Donyngton 1300 Ipm 1389 Ch 1394 BM
  • Dynynton 1307 Ipm
  • Donynton' 1327 SR

Etymology

'Estate associated with Dun(n)', v. ingtūn ; identical with various Doningtons and several other Donningtons, for which v. DEPN.Some forms show Norman French  confusion of -n - with -r -.

Places in the same Parish