English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Stockport

Historical Forms

  • Torkinton(eia) 1181,1183 P
  • Torkington 1249 Earw
  • Thorkynton 1365 BPR
  • Torkynson 1512 ChEx
  • Tortinton 1527 ChRR 1581
  • Torkenton 1582 Dow 1692 Sheaf
  • Turkynton l13 Chol 15
  • Turkington 1286 Court
  • Terkynton 1432 Sheaf


Perhaps 'farm called after Turec', from an OE  pers.n. Turec , and -ingtūn. No such pers.n. is recorded, but it is suggested in DEPN for this p.n. and Torksey L.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement