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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Burneston

Historical Forms

  • Eston 1086 DB
  • Texton(e) H2 Leon3d Hy3 Dugdvii.920 1158–66 YCh 1208 FF 1270 YI
  • Thekeston 1157 RichReg 13 1285 KI
  • Thexton 1184 RichReg 1298 YI 1301 LS 1307 Dugdiii.562 1409 YI


v. tun . The first element in this name is probably a pers. name in the poss. case and Professor Ekwall suggests either a strong-form Þēofoc , corresponding to the weak-form Þēofeca found in þeofecan hyl (BCS 1237) or a diminutive Þēoduc formed from the common pers. name element Þēod . For the early reduction of such names, cf. Tewkesbury (Gl), DB Teodechesberie , 1218 Pat Theokesbir ', 1233 Lib Thekesbury .

Places in the same Parish