Stockton-on-Tees is a marketplace town in County Durham, England, within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees. The metropolis has a populace of 105,682, and the wider borough of 238,000, in keeping with 2017 estimates. Stockton is an Anglo-Saxon call with the everyday Anglo-Saxon area call finishing 'ton' which means farm, or home. The name is thought by way of some to derive from the Anglo-Saxon word Stocc that means log, tree trunk or timber publish. 'Stockton' could therefore imply a farm constructed of logs.
This is disputed, due to the fact whilst the phrase Stocc bureaucracy the primary part of an area call it normally suggests a derivation from the same word Stoc, that means cellular, monastery or location. 'Stoc' names along side locations known as Stoke or Stow, usually suggest farms which belonged to a manor or spiritual residence. It is idea that Stockton fell into this class and perhaps the name is a sign that Stockton turned into an outpost of Durham or Norton which had been both vital Anglo-Saxon centres. This is a matter of dispute, however Stockton changed into simplest a part of Norton till the eighteenth century, whilst it became an independent parish in its personal proper. Today the jobs have been reversed and Norton has been demoted to a part of Stockton.