Elston

Elston, Nottinghamshire

Elston, in the Newark Wapentake of Nottinghamshire, comes from the Old Norse male personal name Eiláfr or perhaps Eilífand Old English tun ‘farm, settlement’. It is thus a hybrid name. 

Old Norse Name

Eiláfr

Anglicised Name

Eileif

Ascribed Culture

Collection

Viking Names

Keywords

Nottinghamshire, personal-name, place-name

Further information

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References

Gillian Fellows Jensen, Scandinavian Settlement Names in the East Midlands. Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag (1978), p. 190.

J.E.B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F.M. StentonThe Place-Names of NottinghamshireEnglish Place-Name Society Volume XVII (1940), pp. 212-213.