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Major Settlement in the Parish of Catton

Historical Forms

  • Canton (sic) 942 Peniarth 13th
  • Chetun 1086 DB
  • Catton(e) c.1141 Tutbury 1236 FF 1243 Fees 1265 Cl 1284 FF 1284–6 FA
  • Catiton' 1208 Cur


Probably 'C(e)atta's farm', v. tūn , though cat(t) 'cat' is also a possible first element. For other examples of this name v. DEPN s.n.The form Canton is clearly an error.