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.

Little Germany Top Germany

Field in the Parish of Frisby

Historical Forms

  • 1907 Surv 1913 Sale

Etymology

Little Germany Top Germany 1907, 1913 (either a name humorously indicating remoteness from a farmstead, or one alluding to a plant, such as German millet (Sitoria germanica) or German rice (Hordeum zeocriton); cf. Germany, Lei 2 213 and Jarminy, Ru 261)