Early-attested site in the Parish of Middleton
- Anchou 1210 Dugdiv.317
Possibly 'Haneca's spur of land' v. hoh . The OE pers. name Haneca is not found in independent use in OE, but it is the first element of Hankerton (W), Hanekyntone BCS 589, Hannakin (Ekwall, PNLa 218), and OE Hanecanham BCS 821–2, now Hankham (Sx). One may also note the Anglo-Scand pers. n. Hanke , Hanc .