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.

Fockbury Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bromsgrove

Historical Forms

  • Fockebure, Fockebury, Fokkebury c.1200 NQB 1275 SR 1380 LibPens
  • Fokebire 1275 Ass
  • Fukkebury 1327 Cl
  • Fokebury 1490 Ct 1550 NQB
  • Foxbury 1562 Wills
  • Fockbury 1609 QSR


This points to a pers. name Focca , a pet-form of an OE  name in Folc -. Hence, 'Focca's burh.'