Major Settlement in the Parish of Great Edstone
- Micheledestun 1086 DB
- Edestun 1140,1333 Riev
- Edeston' 1167 P 13 Malton 1201 YCh 1285 KI
- Edneston' 1231 Ass
- Ed(d)iston' 1202 FF 1285 KI
- Heddestone 1276 YI
Professor Stenton (IPN 171, note 5) discusses a type of OE personal name derived from a single theme and extended by the addition of an -n suffix. Taking the P form Edenston ' (Little E) and the later forms Ed (d )is - it is clear that we have here an OE personal name Ēaden , an n -derivative of the name- stem Ēad -. Hence 'Eaden's farm.' v. tun .