English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Elton

Historical Forms

  • Ailetone 1086 DB
  • Eylton 1280 Ass
  • Elleton(am) 1088 Blyth 13th EHRxxxvi c.1190 Cl 1279 Ass 1280 Blyth c.1280
  • Helletona c.1160 AD
  • Elton 1195 P 1284 FA 1332 SR
  • Elton super Montem 1786 Bacon
  • Helton 1197 P
  • Eleton 1242 Fees 1259 Pap


It is impossible to give any certain explanation of this name if the forms given first are correct. Otherwise one would take the name to be from OE  Ellan -tūn , 'Ella 's farm,' v. tun .

Places in the same Parish