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.

Amber Leaze Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Semley

Historical Forms

  • Amberleyes 1544 Rental
  • Amberleaze 1773 AandD
  • Amberleg' 1225 SR
  • Amberlegh 1292 AddCh
  • Amberlegh 1341 NI


Amber Leaze Fm (6″) is Amberleyes 1544Rental , Amberleaze 1773 A and D, and is to be associated with the family of William de Amberleg ' (1225SR ), Matilda de Amberlegh (1292AddCh ) and John de Amberlegh (1341 NI). Probably the place-name is manorial in origin, the family having come from Amberley (Sx or Gl).