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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of St Osyth

Historical Forms

  • Sufflete 1238 FF
  • Southflete 1392 CottCh


Surfleet (lost) is Sufflete 1238 FF, Southflete 1392CottCh , Surflete , 1594 N. v. suð , fleot . Identical with Surfleet (L).Cf. also Circourt (Berks), Suthcote 12th VCH iv, 281.