The name Worthing is thought to combine Worth, meaning valiant and noble, with ingas, meaning 'people of' in Saxon times.The name Worthing is thought to combine Worth, meaning valiant and noble, with ingas, meaning 'people of' in Saxon times.
The name Worthing is thought to combine Worth, meaning valiant and noble, with ingas, meaning 'people of' in Saxon times.

11 Worthing roads and the meaning behind their names

Worthing dates back to at least 1086, though it appears in William the Conqueror’s Domesday Book as Ordinges.

The name has evolved over time, changing from Wurddingg to Wurthing, Worthinges and then Wyrthyng. The name is thought to combine Worth, meaning valiant and noble, with ingas, meaning 'people of' in Saxon times.

But what about roads within Worthing? There are many historical reasons for the naming of roads and through many of them, we are reminded of some key figures and events associated with the town.