Major Settlement in the Parish of Cofton Hackett
- æt Coftune 780 BCS234 848 BCS455 11th BCS701 c.930 11th
- Costune 1086 DB c.1086 EveA&B 1190
- Costona 1208 Fees36 1212 1242 P 1271 Ipm
- Kofthon, Coftone 1280 For 1295 Ct
- Corfton Hakett 1431 FA
- Korfen Hackett 1650 Surv
Middendorf (28) and Duignan (PN Wo 39) agree in suggesting that the first element here is OE cofa , used in one or other of the varied senses that the modern English cove has, viz. pit, cavern, cave, shed, shelter. Professors Ekwall and Zachrisson point out that in a compound of this kind, if of early formation, the absence of any sign of the suffix -a is not surprising, cf. OE gum -drēam from guma and han -crēd from hana . The compound must denote a tun marked by a cofa . Wm. Haket held Cofton in 1166 (RBE).