Tunstead – Name Origin

Back to The Concise Oxford Dictionary Of English Placenames to look up the origins of the village name Tunstead.

Tunstead, Norfolk. Tunesteda in 785, Tunstede in 1044, Tunesteda in Domesday Book. Old English for farmstead.

That’s nice and easy, it means farmstead and there are a few of these around the country, with ‘tun’ meaning farm and ‘stead’ meaning, well, stead. It’s a true piece of English history for a place name to stay the same for at least 1,250 years.