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Origin of the name ÆÐELSTAN.
Etymology of the name ÆÐELSTAN.
Meaning of the baby name ÆÐELSTAN.

  

ÆŠELSTAN, AEDELSTAN.   The same as Anglo-Saxon Æthelstan (q.v.), composed of the Old English elements æðel "noble" and stan "stone," hence "noble stone." (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Also see Ethelstan.

... In 1030 Wulfsige leaves two coats of mail, while in 1038 Aeðelstan son of Aeðelred II bequeaths a silver hilted sword together with a coat of mail to his father as a treasured possession... (The Anglo-Saxon Weapon Names Treated Archaeologically and Etymologically, Keller, 1906).

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