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.

Elvaston

Major Settlement in the Parish of Elvaston

Historical Forms

  • Ælwoldestune 1086 DB
  • Elwadeston(e) 1170–87 France
  • Erwardeston 1170–87 France 1246 Ch
  • Ailwaston(e), Aylwaston(e) 1208–26 Werb
  • Aylwaston(e) als Aylwaldeston 1275 Ipm 1281 Ass 1291 Tax 1431 FA
  • Aielwaston 1454 DbAxxxiv
  • Aylewaston(e) 1327 Ch 1330 QW 1330 Ass 1348 Cor
  • Ailwardeston(e), Aylwardeston(e), Aylwardiston(e), -ton(e) 1219 FF 1221–30 Fees c.1250 Dale 1253 BurtAn 1262 Darley 1331 Ipm
  • Aylwoldeston(e) c.1225 Dale 1247 FC(L) 1272 Ass
  • Aylwarston 1275 FF
  • Eylwaston 1291 Tax
  • Aylweston 1298 FF
  • Aylwayston 1363 Ipm
  • Elwaston 1450 Cl 1475 IpmR
  • Elvaston 1493 DbAxxxvi 1574 AddCh
  • Elueston 1577 Saxton 1610 Speed
  • Elverston 1641 Cai 1675 Ogilby

Etymology

Probably 'Æðelwald's farm', v. tūn . For the development of Æðel - to Ail -v. IPN 111–2 and Feilitzen 103–6.