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Survey of English Place-Names

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Acton Turville

Major Settlement in the Parish of Acton Turville

Historical Forms

  • Achetone 1086 DB
  • Achentona Roberti 1169 P
  • Aketon' 1236 Fees
  • Aketon' Turuill' 1287 Ass
  • Acton(e) 1211–13,1220 Fees 1221 Ass
  • Acton(e) Torvill(e), Acton(e) Torvil(e) 1284,1287 Ipm 1290 Episc 1303 FA 1323 MinAcct
  • Acton(e) Thoreuile, Acton Turbervell' 1291 Tax
  • Acton(e) Turbervil(l)e, Acton(e) To(u)rbervil(l)e 1302,1330 Ipm 1340 FF
  • Acton(e) Turvil(l)e, Acton(e) Turvyl(l)e 1303 FA 1304 FF 1739 PR
  • Toruyles Acton 1346 FF
  • Turvyldes Acton 1555 ib
  • Turvilsacton 1745 PR

Etymology

The earlier forms Ache (n )-, etc., show that this is 'Ac(c)a's farmstead', from the OE  pers.n. Ac (c )a and tūn. 'Turville' from the family of Turville or Turberville , who held the manor from the 13th century (1236 Fees i, 440, 1287Ass 65, 1322 Cl, etc.); cf. Eastleach Turville (i, 33supra ).