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

  • Tuz Seinzton 1242 Fees792
  • Tuzseinteston, Tusseynston 1246 FF
  • Touceynston 1301 Ipm
  • Touseyneston 1303 FA 1324 Ipm
  • Towsyngton 1465 Pat


This place derives its name from the family of Lucas de Tuz Seinz , who held the manor in 1242 (Fees).

Places in the same Parish