TITTENSOR One-Name Study - Surname Origins
 
What is the the origin of the name Tittensor?
D.J.Tittensor, a former University teacher specialising in the history of the English language, writes that there is no doubt that our name originates from the village of Tittensor in North Staffordshire, the only place of that name in England. On the origin of the place name he refers to The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Place Names, which notes that the surname appears as Titesovere in the Domesday Book in 1086, and in the Book of Fees as Titneshovere in 1236 and as Titnesovere in 1242. Its meaning is 'Titten's ofer or slope'. Titten is a derivative of the Old English name Titta, a short form of the names Tidfrip and Tidstan".

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