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Contributor Contrib.will240 on 1/14/2011
Meaning & History
The name of a village in Cambridgeshire, ultimately derived from a contraction of Old English Hengestestun
which possibly meant "town of Hengest", itself from the genitive of the Old English byname Hengest
(or from Old English hengest
"stallion") and Old English tun
"enclosure, yard, town".