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 Leake

Historical Forms

  • Keneuetun, Cheneuetone, Cheniueton, Chennieton 1086 DB
  • Cheuetune 1088 LVD50d
  • Cneveton 1233,1235 Cl
  • Knayveton(e) 1279 Ebor 1280 Ass 1285 KI 1301 LS
  • Knayton 1354,1372 FF
  • Knaton 1562 NCyWills


v. tun . The first element here, as in Kneeton (Nt) and Kniveton (Db), is OE  Cēngifu , a woman's name; for shifting of the accent cf. Knowsley (PN La 113) from Cēnwulf , and Fringford (O), DBFeringeford .

Places in the same Parish