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.

Flustey

Early-attested site in the Parish of Beetham

Historical Forms

  • Flokesti 1184–90,1190–1220 Cockers
  • Flukesti 1190–1215 ib
  • Flustey 1255 Kendii,217
  • Flokstey 1279 Ass22

Etymology

Flustey (lost), Flokesti 1184–90, 1190–1220 Cockers, Flukesti 1190– 1215 ib, Flustey 1255 Kend ii, 217, Flokstey 1279Ass 22. 'Flóki's path', v. stīg (stígr); the pers.n. Flóki appears to be found only in OWScand sources (cf. Lind s.n.). The location is not certain, but it may be the same as Fluster Gaps in Heversham (i, 89infra ).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name