English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Mashamshire

Historical Forms

  • Hilchetun, Ilcheton 1086 DB
  • Ilketon, Ylketon 1184 RichReg 1535 VE
  • Ilkton 1581 FF
  • Ilton 1558 RichWills


v. tun . The first element is an OE  pers. name Ylca , derived from the rather rare OE  pers. name Ylla (LVD) extended by the suffix -(i )ca . Cf. Elkham (Sx), with early forms Ulkeham , Elkeham which in that county must go back to OE  Ylcanham .