Appleton le Moors
Major Settlement in the Parish of Lastingham
- Apeltun 1086 DB
- Duueld' Apelton' 1301 LS
v. æppel , tun and cf. Appleton le Street 46supra . The element Duueld ' is difficult but it is possibly from the OIr personal name Dubhgall (cf. Revue Celtique , xliv. 46), found as the first element of Duggleby (YER) and independently as Duuegald (12 YCh 217), a man of York. The name was borrowed through a Scandinavian source (v. Introd. xxvi); LindN adduces Scand forms Dugal , Duggal , from the same OIr name. The affix le Moors indicates the proximity of Appleton to the moors (cf. Barton le Willows 38supra ).