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 Alne

Historical Forms

  • Ioletun, Loletune 1086 DB
  • Yolton' 1295 For 1301 LS 1330 For 1369 FF 1508 Test
  • Yiolton' 1301 LS
  • Yowlton, Youlton 1574 FF 1666 Visit


The first element is the pers. name Yol , found in Lincs and Yorks in the 12th cent. and in Yawthorpe (L), LindsSurv Joltorp , Liber Niger Goletorp . This must be a short form of such an ON  pers. name as Jólgeirr (LindN). Geola , the name of an 11th cent. moneyer at York, must be an Anglicised form of it.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site