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.

Burnaston

Major Settlement in the Parish of Burnaston

Historical Forms

  • Burnulfestune 1086 DB
  • Bernolueston' 1182 P
  • Brunolviston' 1243 Fees
  • Brunolueston' late13th Darley
  • Brunulueston' c.1250 ib
  • Brunelueston' c.1250 ib
  • Bronoluestone 1269 Ass
  • Brun(n)aldeston(e), Brun(n)aldiston(e), -ton(e) 1276 FF 1290,1291,late13th WollCh 1302 FA 1397 Cl
  • Brounaldeston(e) 1330 Ass
  • Bryn(n)ald(e)ston late13th Dale 1423 WollCh
  • Brunalston 1277 DKR 1300 Ipm 1393 Pat
  • Brunolston 1281 Welbeck 1328 Ch
  • Brenaleston 1281 FF
  • Brenaston 1431 FA
  • Brunlaston 1296 Ipm
  • Brynlaston 1399 DbCh
  • Brunastone 1330 Ass
  • Brynaston 1397 DbCh
  • Byrnaston 1474 WollCh
  • Burnaston 1495,1502,1504 ib

Etymology

Apparently 'Brūnwulf's farm', v. tūn ; cf. Burnside We. As Ekwall (DEPN) notes an OE  pers.n. Brūnwulf is not well evidenced and perhaps ON  pers.n. Bryniolfr might be considered. The DB form Burn - shows metathesis as does the modern form. There has also been confusion of the first element in many of the later spellings with OE  *Brunwald .