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 Hatton

Historical Forms

  • Altone 1086 DB 1187 P
  • Hectona 1150 ReadingA
  • Hetton 1203 ChR
  • Haiton c. 1154 France, Hatton
  • Hayton 1607 FF
  • Hat(t)un 12th France, Hatton(a) 1163
  • Hattun p.1250 ib
  • Hattun in le Wodelond 1272 FF 1428 ADiv
  • Hattun juxta Warr' 1285 FF
  • Hattun al. Haddon 1681 ib


Probably 'heath farm,' v. hæþ , tun , the earliest spellings being errors. “The place having its first denomination from the Heath near which it was situate” (Dugdale 495). The additions are used to distinguish it from Hatton infra 234.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site