Saw a similar thread on another forum somewhere out **waves in direction of Internet** there and thought it would be a good idea to do here since we could all learn something new What are the origins of the name of the place where you live? Post the name of the town and where the name comes from. If you live in a big city narrow it down to the area where you live, otherwise we'll end up with 50 explanations of San Francisco, which won't be as much fun. I'll start. I live in Fitzrovia, a part of London. It's named after Charles Fitzroy (Lord Southampton), who bought the land the area now stands on in the late 18th century and commissioned Robert Adam to build a residential square that bore his name. The area around Fitzroy Square then became known as Fitzrovia over time. How about where you live?