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.

Acton Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alderley

Historical Forms

  • Hacton Farm 1842 OS
  • Acton 1352 Orm2
  • Aketon 1366 Eyre
  • Akedon 1391 ChRR


Acton Fm, Hacton Farm 1842 OS, Acton 1352 Orm2 (p), Aketon 1366Eyre (p), Akedon 1391 ChRR (p), 'oak farm', v. āc , tūn , but the p.n. may be manorial, since the early references are surnames, cf. Orm2 iii574, 580.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name