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.

Willington

Major Settlement in the Parish of Willington

Historical Forms

  • Willetune 1086 DB
  • Wil(l)intun(e), Wil(l)inton(a), Wyl(l)intun(e), Wyl(l)inton(a), Wyl(l)yntun(e), Wyl(l)ynton(a) c.1100 BurtCh 1129–53 Burton 1178 P c.1180 Okeover 1188 P Hy2 StoweCh 1610 Speed
  • Wilenton(a) 1114,1160–75,1185,1188 BurtCh 1188–97 StoweCh Hy3 et passim
  • Wil(l)ington(e), Wyl(l)ington(e), Wyl(l)yngton(e) 1198 Cur 1220,1226,1234,1252 FF 1252 StoweCh 1269 Ass
  • Wiliton', Wyliton' 1201,1230 ChancR 1231 Memo
  • Wylghton 1325 Ipm
  • Welynton 1390 Pat
  • Wellington 1577 DbAi

Etymology

'Willow farm', v. wilign , tūn .