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 Quendon

Historical Forms

  • Kuenadanam 1086 DB
  • Quen(e)den(e) 1248 Ass 1399 IpmR
  • Cuendon 1232 Cl
  • Quendon 1323 Londin
  • Querendon 1213 Abbr
  • Querndon 1347 Pat
  • Quenendon, Quenenden, Quenynden 1281 Ch
  • Quinton 1371 Pat
  • Quinden 1428 FA


This is from OE  cwenena-denu , 'women's valley,' or Cwēnan - denu , 'Cwena 's valley,' Cwēna being a pet-form of one of the OE  personal names in Cwēn -. There was early confusion of denu and dun , while the r -forms are due to AN dissimilation.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site