Elston, in the Newark Wapentake of Nottinghamshire, comes from the Old Norse male personal name Eiláfr or perhaps Eilífr and Old English tun ‘farm, settlement’. It is thus a hybrid name.
Old Norse Name
- Viking Names
- Nottinghamshire, personal-name, place-name
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Find out about Elston, Nottinghamshire.
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. Stenton, The Place-Names of Nottinghamshire. English Place-Name Society Volume XVII (1940), pp. 212-213.