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.

Quarndon

Major Settlement in the Parish of Quarndon

Historical Forms

  • Cornun 1086 DB
  • Querendunie Hy2 RegAnt
  • Querendon(e) c.1200 e.13th Werb 1224–6,1227,1243 RegAnt
  • Qwerendon 1535 Val
  • Querundon 1227 RegAnt
  • Querindon 1281 ib
  • Querdon' 1233–48 Darley 1330 Ass 1346 Cor
  • Quern(e)don(e) 1252 RegAnt 1322 FF 1327 Banco 1328 SR 1547–51 ECP
  • Quuordon' 1275 RH
  • Quorundon 1284–6 FA 1308 RadCh
  • Quarendon 1291 Tax
  • Quarundon 1384 AddCh
  • Corundon' 1386 Cor
  • Quarndon 1391 IpmR 1490 DbCh 1556 Pat
  • Querne 1544–7 ECP
  • Quarn(e) 1622 ParReg 1627 Halliii 1734 Poll 1767 Burdett

Etymology

'Mill hill', or 'hill where millstones were obtained', v. cweorn , dūn . For the monosyllabic forms, cf. Quorn Lei.