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.

Font Le Roi

Early-attested site in the Parish of Folke

Historical Forms

  • Fauntleroy(e)s Marshe 1558–79 ChancP
  • Fauntleroy(e)s mershe 1569–74 Map
  • Fantelaroymarsh 1575 Saxton
  • Fontleroy(s) Mersh(e) 1582,1598 Digby
  • Fontleroy's Marsh 1795 Boswell
  • Font le Roi Marsh 1811 OS
  • Le Enfaunt le roy 1244 Ass
  • Le Fauntleray ib
  • Fauntleroi (de Boterwyk') 1332 SR
  • Fauntleroy de la Mersh 1431 FA


Font Le Roi (ST 673136) [ˈfɔntlərɔi], Fauntleroy (e )s Marshe 1558–79 ChancP, Fauntleroy (e )s mershe 1569–74Map , Fantelaroymarsh 1575 Saxton, Fontleroy (s ) Mersh (e )1582, 1598Digby , Fontleroy 's Marsh 1795 Boswell, Font le Roi Marsh 1811 OS, named from the family of Roger Le Enfaunt le roy 1244Ass (201.6), Le Fauntleray ib (200.10), William Fauntleroi (de Boterwyk ')1332 SR, John Fauntleroy de la Mersh 1431 FA, etc, v. mersc 'marsh'; the place lies near the par. bdy with Caundle Marsh par. supra .