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.

Wootton Hundred

Hundred in the County of Oxfordshire

Historical Forms

  • Wutton' 1168–9 P 1428 FA
  • Witton' 1169–70,1187–8 P
  • Wotton' 1193 P 1441–2 Eynsh
  • Wootone 1285 Ass


v. Wootton infra 293. It is stated in DB that three hundreds belong to the royal manor of Optone , and this statement can only be explained by assuming that Optone is a very poor form of the name of Wootton: there is no Upton within reach, and the “three hundreds of Wootton” are mentioned 1175 and 1182 P.