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.

Laughton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Laughton

Historical Forms

  • Lachestone 1086 DB
  • Lacton' 1200,1206 Cur 1254 Val
  • Lactona 1190×1204 France
  • Lectona c.1206 GildR
  • Lectone 1219 RHug
  • Lehton' 1207 FF 1210 P
  • Leicton 1223 BM
  • Leitone p.1204,1277 Hastings
  • Leyton(e) 1271 Ipm 1277 Hastings
  • Lauchton(e) 1231,1235 RGros c.1291 Tax
  • Laucton 1240 RGros 1296,1329 Ipm
  • Lauhton 1260 Misc
  • Laghton' 1273 Coram 1315 Cl 1369 Ipm 1391 Cl
  • Laughton c.1291 Tax 1327 SR 1427 Rut 1428 FA
  • Lawghton 1516 Fine 1601 LibCl 1615 LML
  • Lawton 1549 Pat

Etymology

'The leek or garlic enclosure', v. lēac-tūn.

Places in the same Parish

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