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.

to fotmæle

Field in the Parish of Elberton

Historical Forms

  • to fotmæle 955–9 BCS
  • of fotmæle 955–9 BCS

Etymology

to fotmæle, of fotmæle(OE  fōt -mǣl means'foot-measure', but in this context it may be, as Professor Löfvenbergsuggests, OE  fōt -mǣl denoting some kind of cross, cf. BT Suppl s.v.)