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Survey of English Place-Names

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Winterborne Tomson

Major Settlement in the Parish of Winterborne Tomson

Historical Forms

  • (at) Winterburne 942 ShaftR(S485(1)) 15
  • ?Wintreburne 1086 DB
  • Winterborn' Thom' 1242–3 Fees
  • Wynterborn' Thā(m)ston' 1268 Ass
  • Wynterburn Thomaston, Wyntreburn Thomaston, Wyntrebo(u)rn(e) Thomaston 1280 FF 1297 Pat 1428 Midd
  • Wyntrebo(u)rn(e) Tomaston 1412 FA
  • Winterbourne Thomastone 1330 Pat
  • Wynturburne Thomston 1428 FA
  • Thompson Winterborne 1795 Boswell
  • Thomaston 1316 FA 1367 Pat 1426 Midd
  • Thomaston Pegges 1484 Hutch3
  • Thomaseston 1340 NI
  • Thomston 1428 FA
  • Tomson 1575 Saxton 1617 Add
  • Winterburn' Tome Malfillastre 1204 P

Etymology

Named from R. Winterborne, cf. Winterborne Z. par. supra .For the possible DB identification, v. Eyton 121–2, DBGazetteer 129, cf. VCHDo 3135. The affix Thom ', Thomaston , etc is probably manorial in origin, although the Thomas in question has not been noted, v. tūn ; however, the form Winterburn ' Tome Malfillastre 1204 P may belong here. The later affix -Pegges is no doubt from the family of P (u )eg which gave its name to Pegg's Fm (formerly a manor) in Iwerne M. par. infra ; like Winterborne Tomson, this manor was later held by the Hussey family, v. Hutch3 1195, 3540.