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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Great Givendale

Historical Forms

  • Mil(l)eton(a) 1086 DB
  • Milington(a), Milyngton(a) 1150–61 MaryR 1206 FF 1360 Ipm
  • Milinton 1254 YI 1294,1363 Ch
  • Millington(a), Millyngton(a) 1156–7 YCh354 1194–1230 P 1527 YD
  • Millingeton 1289 YI
  • Midlington 1227 FF


The two Midlington spellings point to the first element being the OE  pers. name Midele which may be inferred from Middlesbrough (PN NRY 160), with early assimilation of the medial consonants as in Rillington supra 138. Otherwise the name is from OE  Mil (l )a as in Millaton (PN D 178).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement