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.

Embleton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Embleton

Historical Forms

  • Emelton 1195 FF 1364 ADiv 1369 Hesley 1407 FF
  • Emilton' 1195 FF
  • Emylton 1438 StBA
  • Embelton' 1233 Pipe 1322 Ipm
  • Embulton 1544 FF
  • Embleton 1243 Cl
  • Emmelton 1369 Ipm
  • Elmeton 1428 FF
  • Emilton al. Embleton 1601 DKRxxxviii

Etymology

v. tūn . Formally, the first element may be OE  emel , 'caterpillar,' but, as suggested by Ekwall (DEPN), OE  Ēanbald is a more likely base.