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.

Staverton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Staverton

Historical Forms

  • Staruenton 1086 DB
  • Stawerton 1249 Cl
  • Stauerton(a), Staverton(a) e.13 WinchLB 1248 Ass 1250 Cl 1255 FF 1287 Ass 1560 FF
  • Star(e)ton 1555,1610,1611 FF

Etymology

'Farm made of or marked by stakes', v. stæfer , tūn , cf. Stareton (Wa 184); the DB form suggests the adj. *stæfren 'made of stakes' (Ekwall).