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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Lustleigh

Historical Forms

  • Leuestelegh' 1242 Fees793 1327 Banco
  • Leuesteleḡ 1249 Ass
  • Leuistelegh 1276 Ipm
  • Luuesteleg(h) 1276,1277 Ipm
  • Luuastelegge 1282 FF
  • Lustelegh(e) 1276 Ipm 1282 Exon
  • Lusteleye 1285 FA
  • Lisleigh 1672 FF


The surname Luvesta , 'dearest one,' is found in Ermington in the SR for 1333. The place-name Lustleigh may be of late OE or ME formation and denote the clearing (v. leah ) of a man so nicknamed. Professor Ekwall suggests an OE  pers. name Lēofgiest .

Places in the same Parish