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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Chagford

Historical Forms

  • Jordaneston 1238,1244 Ass
  • Jurdaneston' 1242 Fees786
  • Jurdaneston' juxta Northbovy 1314 Ass
  • Jurdeston 1443 Ct
  • Jesson 1765 D


Jordan 's farm,' v. tun . This pers. name is of continental origin, but is found in the county already a. 1100 (Earle 260). Cf. Jordanston (Pembrokeshire), Jordanestoun 1325 Ipm.