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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Welford

Historical Forms

  • Eastune c.1180 Abingdon 13th
  • Eston' 1220 Fees 1401–2 FA
  • Aston' 1284 Ass
  • Easton 1761 Rocque


Easton, Eastune c. 1180 (13th) Abingdon, Eston '1220 Feeset freq with variant spellings Eston (e ) to 1401–2 FA, Aston '1284Ass , Easton 1761 Rocque, 'east farm', cf. Weston 274. This is probably the Eastun of BCS 366, a spurious charter which confirms a number of places to Abingdon.