Leighton-Linslade Past Times: including Billington, Eggington, Heath & Reach and Stanbridge
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The origins of the name Billington

The name Billington derives from Old English, being a person's name Billa and the word dun, meaning hill (see below for old versions of the place name) i.e. the name means Billa's Hill.

In records the name Billington appears variously as follows:
12th Century: Billendon, Bilindon, Bylindon
13th Century: Billesdon, Bilendon, Bylendon, Billingdon, Billyngdon, Bellendon, North Billingdone
14th Century: Bilindone, Bylindon, Belyngdone, Bellingdon, Bellyngdon
15th Century: Billingdon, Billyngdon, Bellingdon, Bellyngdon
18th Century: Billington