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.

Kingston Blount

Early-attested site in the Parish of Aston Rowant

Historical Forms

  • Chingestone 1086 DB
  • Chingestona 1087 EHRxl 15th
  • Kingestuna c.1110 EHRxl 15th FA 1428
  • Kyngestone Blont 1379,96 Cl
  • Kyngeston Blount 1427 AD
  • Kyngeston Blount al. Kyngeston York 1487 AD
  • Kynchtone 1225 Bract
  • Kingheston c.1300 Thame


'King's tūn,' i.e. 'royal manor.' Blount from Hugo le Blund , who appears in this connection 1274–9 RH.