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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Thursley

Historical Forms

  • fin leage 909 BCS627 c.1150
  • Fynlye 1328 Rental
  • Fynlegh 1332 SR
  • Fingley 1548 LRMB


Fingley (lost) is fin leage 909 (c. 1150) BCS 627, Fynlye 1328Rental (p), Fynlegh 1332 SR (p), Fingley 1548LRMB . A compound of OE  fin, 'heap of wood,' also used of a hill so shaped (cf. Findon PN Sx 197) and leah .