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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Upton Scudamore

Historical Forms

  • Tholveston(e) 1257 For 1268,1279,1289 Ass 1316 FA 1332 SR 1397 IpmR
  • Tholfueston 1263 For
  • Tholfeston 1428 FA
  • Tolleueston, Tolveston 1278 Ass
  • Tholston 1439 MinAcct 1626 FF


The name is probably of post-Conquest origin, the first element containing the Anglo - S candinavian name Tholf from ON  Þólfr , ODan , OSw  Tholf . Feilitzen (389) notes examples of the name in Do and Ha.

Places in the same Parish