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Type Settlement

Meaning & History

Latinized form of Old English Hengestestun meaning "town of Hengest", derived from the genitive of the Old English personal name Hengest and tun "enclosure, yard, town". The village of Hinxton in Cambridgeshire is listed in the Domesday Book (1086) as Hestitona.
Added 1/14/2011 by will240
Edited 5/5/2019 by SeaHorse15 and Mike C