TUN

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

(In English given names:) Old English name element (deriving from place names)

Old Norse

tún = 'hedge' [1]
tún = 'single farmstead' [1]
tún = 'a hedged plot', 'enclosure', 'court-yard', 'homestead' [2] [3]
tún = 'home field', 'home meadow' [2]
tún = 'town' [2]
tūn = 'a hedged plot', 'single farmstead', 'settlement' [4]

Old High German

zūn = 'enclosure', 'hedge' [4]

Middle High German

zūn = 'enclosure', 'hedge' [4]

Anglo-Saxon

tûn = 'hedge' [1]
tûn = 'enclosure', 'a hedged or fenced plot' [1]

Old English

tūn = 'enclosure', 'settlement' [5] [4]
tūn = 'farmstead', 'village', 'manor', 'estate' [6] [4]

Swedish

tun = 'smallholding' [3]

Gutnish

tun = 'fence' [3]

German

Zaun = 'fence' [4] [3]

Dutch

tuin = 'garden' [4]

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
ADAL see Elton (English)
AUST see Aston (English)
BORG see Burton (English)
ELL see Elton (English)
KING see Kingston (English)
MÓR see Morton (English)
NOR see Norton (English)
NY see Newton (English)
VIN see Winston (English)

See also

Last Element Forms

-ton

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Elias Wessén: Våra ord (1997)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  5. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  6. A. D. Mills: Oxford Dictionary of British Place Names (2003)