Toynton All Saints

Toynton All Saints, Lincolnshire

Toynton All Saints,  in the Bolingbroke Wapentake of Lincolnshire, is probably ‘the farmstead, village associated with or called after Tota’, from the Old English male personal name Tota with the Old English medial connective particle -ing and Old English element tun ‘farm, settlement’. 

Alternatively, the first element could be Old English tot ‘a look-out’. Thus, ‘farm/settlement at *Toting (= the look-out place)’.

The affix is from the dedication of the church.

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Viking Names


Lincolnshire, place-name

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Kenneth Cameron, A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-names. The English Place-Name Society (1998), p. 129.

A.D. Mills, A Dictionary of British Place-names. Oxford: Oxford University Press (1991), p. 468.