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.

Cassington

Major Settlement in the Parish of Cassington

Historical Forms

  • Cersetone, C(h)ersitone 1086 DB
  • Chersintone a.1123 Eynsh 1197–8 Eynsh
  • Kersint' 1123–33 OxonCh 1252 FF
  • Cersintun' 1220 Fees
  • Chersington' 1169,70 P
  • Chersentune c.1200 Belvoir
  • Karsintone 1197–1208 Eynsh 1320 Ipm
  • Kersington' c.1219 S c.1280
  • Kersyngtone 1228,30 Eynsh
  • Cersington 1246–7 Ass
  • Kersingtone 1285 Ass
  • Kersington 1290 Ch
  • Kersyngton' 1297 CornAcc
  • Cassington' 1246–7 Ass
  • Cassingtone 1526 LS
  • Carsiton' 1246–7 Ass
  • Karsington 1275 FF 1450 Cl

Etymology

'tūnwhere cress grows,' v. cærse . Ekwall (DEPN) assumes an adjective *cærsen as the first element of this and of Carsington Db.