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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Stoke upon Tern

Historical Forms

  • Alvereton 1284–5 FA
  • Alverton 1317 Cl 1371 Cl
  • Alworton 1360 Ipm
  • Ollerton 1535 PR(L) 1672 HTR
  • Allerton 1577 Saxton
  • Alerton 1696 SBL4992


Probably 'Ælfwaru's estate', from a feminine personal name.Alverton Co, which is ascribed to this origin in DEPN, has comparable spellings without the late development to Oller-.