NAME OF THE DAY
This name derives from Old English (Anglo-Saxon) name “Æþelstan”, composed of two elements: “æthel / æðel” (noble) plus “stān” (stone). In turn the name means “noble stone”. Æthelstan (~894–939) was King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 to 927 and King of the English from 927 to 939. He was the son of King Edward the Elder and his first wife, Ecgwynn.
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