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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Ellington

Historical Forms

  • Elintune 1086 DB 1106–13 BM
  • Elint(h)on, Elynton 1207 P 1227 Ass 1228,1241 FF 1253 BM 1285 FA
  • Elindon 1228 FF
  • Elyngton, Elington 1267–85 ADi 1286 Ass 1327 SR 1346 Cl


'Eli's farm' v. ingtun . For this name, v. Redin 134. The complete absence of forms with double l forbids our assuming that we have the more usual pers. name Ella .

Places in the same Parish