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 Burton

Historical Forms

  • Botechitone 1086 DB
  • Bodeghtone 1291 Tax
  • Bod(e)geton 1380 SAC5,234and237
  • Boudeketon 1314 Ipm
  • Bodeketon 1399 IpmR 1428 FA
  • Bodecton 1583 MarC
  • Bouketon 1428 FA
  • Bodyton al. Burton 1582 Recov


'Bodeca 's tun,' the name Bodeca being a derivative of the OE  pers. name Boda . A strong form of this name is found in Bottisham (C), DBBodechessham , and a weak form in Butleigh (So), Budecalechy Bodecanleighe BCS 142, 300. For the ME forms cf. Duncton infra 101 and Donnington supra 69.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site