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.

Charlton on Otmoor

Major Settlement in the Parish of Charlton on Otmoor

Historical Forms

  • Cerlentone 1086 DB
  • Cherlentona 1081 Ord mid12th
  • Cherlenton c.1190 Thame c.1200
  • Cherlintone 1285 Ass
  • Charlentone 1081 Ord mid12th
  • Charlynton 1336 Cl
  • Cherleton' c.1190 S c.1280 FA 1316
  • Cherleton' super Ottemor' 1278–9 RH
  • Cherleton upon Ottemour 1314 Ipm
  • Cherleton on Ottemore 1315 Cl
  • Cherlton 1245 Cl
  • Cheriltone, Chereltone, Chureltone 1285 Ass
  • Charleton 1351 AD
  • Chorlton 1428 FA

Etymology

'tūnof the ceorls.' The earliest forms clearly suggest that the first element is the gen. pl. (ceorlena ) of a weak form of the word ceorl .Cf. PN Nth 56. For Ot Moor v. 208.

Places in the same Parish