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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Exminster

Historical Forms

  • Brenton 1242 Fees790 1304 Abbr
  • Brunton 1263 Ipm
  • Breington 1284 Pat
  • Breyngton 1286 SR 1303 FA 1333 SR
  • Breynton 1346 FA


Professor Ekwall suggests OE  Brȳningatūn , 'farm of Brȳni 's people,' but no certainty is possible.

Places in the same Parish