Tollerton, Nottinghamshire

The place-name of Tollerton, in the Bingham Wapentake of Nottinghamshire, has suffered a good deal of corruption. Twelfth-century spellings of the name point to the Old Norse male personal name Þórleifr as the first element. Later there seems to have been confusion with another Old Norse male personal name, Þórleikr. The second element is Old English tun ‘an enclosure; a farmstead; a village; an estate’, making it a hybrid name.

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J.E.B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F.M. Stenton, The Place-Names of Nottinghamshire. English Place-Name Society Volume XVII (1940), pp. 242-243.