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 Bilton

Historical Forms

  • Biletun, Bileton(e) 1086 DB 12 YDx 1160–70 Dugdv l.12 BM
  • Bilton 1219 FF 1247 Ebor 1251 Ass 1254 Heal42 1597 FF
  • Bilton in Aynesty 1325 Heal169
  • Bilton in Aynsty 1405 YI
  • Bilton in the Ansty 1533 FF


'Bila's farmstead', from the OE  pers.n. Bila (as in Bilbrough 235supra , 4 miles distant), and tūn. The name is repeated in Bilton v, 105infra . v. Ainsty 216supra for the affix.