I think a medieval manorial derivation from the de Costentin family is more
likely, as has already been suggested. Apparently this place was simply
Etune in Domesday Book, and \'Costentyn\' was added by the 13th century.
A complete stab in the dark here...but...
Could it be of Roman influence? There is a Vexillation Fortress and
marching camp at Eaton Constantine (SJ5905) which is also about 5km from
Wroxeter (I think)
As I said, complete guess!
But just maybe....
Catherine Petts wrote:
> At one point one of the minor royals had an upmarket girl friend whose
> surname was Constantine. Debretts or other similar stud book for the
> might provide some useful information.
>> At 18:31 13/04/01 +0100, Keith J Matthews wrote:
>>> Does anyone know the origin of the \'Constantine\' part of Eaton
>>> in Shropshire? I assume that it\'s manorial, but can\'t lay my hands
>>> Keith Matthews
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