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.

Franesdyke

Field in the Parish of Hemsby

Historical Forms

  • 1810 EA
  • Fanesdich 1272–89 ChNCP
  • Phanesdick 1366 Acc
  • Fanysdyck 1422 FB
  • Fransdike 1627 Glebe
  • Ransdyke 1633 Glebe

Etymology

Franesdyke(Fanesdich 1272–89 ChNCP, Phanesdick 1366 Acc Hem, Fanysdyck 1422 FB, Fransdike 1627 Glebe Terr, Ransdyke 1633 ib; v.fenn, fænn, dīc and dík)