Major Settlement in the Parish of Thornton Dale
- Torentun(e), Torentona 1086 DB
- Thornetun, Thorneton 1157–8 YCh
- Thorneton in vallem de Pykerynge 1248 Whitby
With the same run of forms and meaning as Thornton Bridge 24supra . The suffix Dale refers to the valley in which the village stands.