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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Wootton

Historical Forms

  • Uudetun 821 BCS366 c.1200
  • Wudtun 821 c.1240 ib
  • (æt) Wuttune 985 KCD1283 c.1240
  • Wutton' 1234–5 FF
  • Wuttun' 1247–8 ib
  • Wottone 1224–5 Ass Ed6 LRMB
  • Wooton 1830 OS


'Farm in or near a wood', v. wudu , tūn ; a common name, for other examples of which v. DEPN.