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.

Ellerton

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cheswardine

Historical Forms

  • Alartun' 1200 Cur 1203–4 Ass
  • Alarton 1212 P
  • Ethelarton', Hethelarton' 1255–6 Ass
  • Ethelarton 1284–5 FA
  • Ethelarton' 1291–2,1306–7 Ass 1327 SR
  • Athelarton' 1255–6 Ass
  • Edelharton' 1271–2 Ass
  • Etlarton' 1281 SBL4127
  • Ellarton 1404–5 MGS
  • Ellerton 1797 PR(L)
  • Allerton 1581–2 SBL5304

Etymology

'Æðelheard's estate', v. tūn . Adam de Alarton , mentioned 1212 P, is said by Eyton (VIII 93) to derive his surname from this place. If this ascription is correct there must have been an early shortened version of the place-name which had a brief currency.