English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

floẏbẏfurlanges

Field in the Parish of Wold Newton

Historical Forms

  • floẏbẏfurlanges eHy2 Alv
  • floþberþfurlanges eHy2 Alv

Etymology

floẏbẏfurlanges(sic),floþberþfurlanges(sic) Hy3(13)(Dr Insley suggests that “the firstcomponent of the first el. floẏbẏ -, floþberþ - must be ODan flōth'floodedland' and that the second component is uncertain”. He compares flōth with OIcel  floábarð'the edge of a fen')