Major Settlement in the Parish of Lastingham
- Spantun(e) 1086 DB
- Spaunton(a) 1086–9 MaryH1
- Spantona 1154–6 MaryH6d 12 Cur46,m.3d 1225 Baildon 1285 KI 1308 Ch
- Spawnton 1665 Visit
'Farm with shingle tiling' (or 'farm where shingle for tiling was obtained') from ON spann and tun. v. Lindkvist 196.For -aun - v. IPN 105.