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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Latton

Historical Forms

  • Latone 1086 DB
  • Latton(a) 1133 Dugdvi 1177 P
  • Lacton 1204 ClR 1241 FF 1281 QW
  • Latteton 1249 Ass


The first element may be OE  lēac , 'herb, vegetable,' v. leactun . The OE  lacu, 'small slow-moving stream,' is less likely, since the place is by the Churn, a stream of some size.