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.

Furzen Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alfold


Furzen Fm (6″) is Firzen al.Firzetts 1725, Firzetts 1775, Firzet al. Firzens 1829Rental . The alternative and probably original name is an et -derivative of 'furze' (OE  fyrs), v. infra 358–9. In PN Sx 18 the continental parallel Fursitium is quoted.Hence 'place of furze bushes.'