A Quick Overview of Tooting Broadway
Tooting is a district of South London, England, 5 miles (8 km) south south-west of Charing Cross. Tooting has been settled since pre-Saxon times. The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin but the meaning is disputed.
- It could mean the people of Tota, in which context Tota may have been a local Anglo-Saxon chieftain.
- Alternatively it could be derived from an old meaning of the verb to tout, to look out.
- There may have been a watchtower here on the road to London and hence the people of the look-out post.