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.

Shavington

Major Settlement in the Parish of Moreton Say

Historical Forms

  • Savintune 1086 DB
  • Savinton' 1219 SAC 1284-92 HAC
  • Savigton' 1230 P
  • Shavynton 1303 Pat 1315 Ch 1419 Fine
  • Sahinton' 1271-2 Ass
  • Schauyngton' 1291-2 Ass
  • Shavyngton 1337 Pat
  • Shavington 1618 SBL9943
  • Shaffyngton 1339 Cl
  • Sharington or Shenton 1695 Morden
  • Shenton 1731,60 PR(L)
  • Shevington 1748,91 PR(L)

Etymology

'Estate associated with Scēaf(a)', v. ingtūn . The same name occurs in Ch. There also it has the modern form Shavington, which survived in spite of competition from a shortened form Shenton .The Ch name had an alternative shortened form Sheynton , which is not evidenced for the Sa example.