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 Howden

Historical Forms

  • Duncote 1376 FF
  • Duncottis 1541 FF
  • Duncottes 1576 NCWills 1616 FF


Duncotes (6″) is Duncote 1376 FF, Duncottis 1541 FF, Duncottes 1576 NCWills, 1616 FF. 'Dark cottages' (OE  dunn 'dun, brown, dark') or 'Dunna 's cottages,' v. cote . OE  dun 'hill' is unlikely on topographical grounds.