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.

Stoneacton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Rushbury

Historical Forms

  • Staniacton' 1242 Fees
  • Stoniacton 1299 RH
  • Acton' 1255–6 Ass
  • Stonacton' 1261–2 ForProc
  • Stone Acton 1578–9 SBL
  • Stoneacton 1901 OS6

Etymology

This is one of eight Sa instances of the name Acton, 'oak settlement'.The whole corpus of Acton names is discussed in Part 1, 1–7. The prefix to the Rushbury example is stānig 'stony'.