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Survey of English Place-Names

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Appleton le Moors

Major Settlement in the Parish of Lastingham

Historical Forms

  • 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 ).

Places in the same Parish