Following on from our training walk for the LDWA 100, Eaton is a common place name around the country. The Concise Oxford Dictionary comments on this name:
Eaton, Norfolk. Ettuna in Domesday Book, Etona in 1147, Eton 1232.
The dictionary does a job lot of explaining the word origin for all the places names in the country, as it’s a simple one, meaning ‘town on a river’.