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.

Elthorne Hundred

Hundred in the County of Middlesex

Historical Forms

  • Helet(h)orne 1086 DB 1192 P
  • Ellet(h)orne 1168,1189 P 1235 Ass
  • Elet(h)orne 1169 P 1235,1274 Ass 1316,1428 FA
  • Ellest(h)orne 1176 P
  • Hellet(h)orne 1235 Ass


Perhaps 'Ella 's thorn tree.' This was probably, like Spelthorne supra 11, some conspicuous thorn tree or bush, but the site is not known.