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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Alne

Historical Forms

  • Toletun 972 BCS1279 11th
  • Tolentun, Tolletun 1086 DB
  • Tolereton' 1167 P
  • Tolreton 1230 Ebor
  • Tollerton' 1256 RegAlbiii.55d 1291 Ch
  • Tollirton 1289 For
  • Tolnorton 1292,1293 For
  • Tolnertona 1293 For


v. tun . The first element can hardly be identical with Toller (Do), Tollor in KCD 1322. In this case it is probably from OE  tollere , 'tax-gatherer,' perhaps used as a man's second name.The Tolner - forms are from the OE  by-form tolnere . Both Toller and Tolner are still used as surnames (v. Harrison, Surnames of the United Kingdom , s.n.).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site