Early-attested site in the Parish of Willerby
- Stac(s)tone 1086 DB
- Staxtun, Staxton(a) 1086 DB 1180–95 Bridl 1219 Ass 1583 FF
- Staxetona 12th Whitby
- Stawxston 1565 FF
Staxton is Stac (s )tone 1086 DB, Staxtun , Staxton (a )1086 DB, 1180–95 Bridl, 1219Ass et passim to 1583 FF, Staxetona 12th Whitby, Stawxston 1565 FF. 'Stakk 's farmstead,' v. tun . The first element is the OScand nickname Stakkr found in some Norw place-names and, as Dr Knudsen points out, in the Dan place-name Stagstrup (olim Staxstrop ). Stax - represents the OScand gen. Stakks .