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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Etton

Historical Forms

  • Eton 1086 DB 1276 RH 1287 YI
  • Etton(e) 1086 DB
  • Ettun, Etton(a) 1179–89 YCh 1191 P late12th YD 1212 Cur
  • Ecton (sic) 1242 Fees 1291 Tax


The Ecton spellings might be justified on the analogy of names like Brotton from Brocton , etc. (cf. Speeton supra 104), but against the long series of Etton forms the c here is likely to be a misreading of t . The first element is probably a pers. name Ēata as suggested for Etton, PN Nth 234. v. tun .

Places in the same Parish