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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Sutton

Historical Forms

  • Clotinga(m) 1086 DB
  • Glottinges t.Steph France
  • Gottinḡ 1165 P
  • Glottyng(g) 1314 Ipm 1428 FA


A patronymic, derived according to Ekwall (PN in -ing 58) from a pers. name Glott showing the root of Ger glotzen , 'to stare,' ON  glott , 'sneer,' cf. Glottenham infra 475. This pers. name is apparently found in glottes wylle (W), BCS 477. For the vowel, v. Introd. xxviii.

Places in the same Parish