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.


Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • Flanniers 1661 Terrier 1697 Terrier
  • Flanniers head 1697 Terrier
  • Flanners peece 1722 Terrier


Flanniers 1661, 1697, Flanniers head 1697 (v. hēafod), Flanners peece 1722 (v. pece) (the surn. Flanner in the possessive case; from OFr   flaunier' a maker of custard confections', cf. Ricardus le Flaunier 1211 RFL)