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.

Long Thong Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Clapton

Historical Forms

  • Langetuang c.1250 Swaffham
  • Longeyonge t.Ric2 Rental


Long Thong Fm is Langetuang c. 1250Swaffham , Longeyonge t. Ric 2Rental . This is clearly a compound of the common word thong (OE  þwang ), used of a narrow strip of hide or leather, here probably applied to a piece of ground of a particular shape. The y of the second form given above is due to the common confusion in ME between y and the OE þ , as in the well-known ye for the .