'Regis', Latin for "of the king", occurs in numerous English place names. The name usually recalls the historical ownership of lands or manors by the Crown. - in other places it honours Royal associations rather than ownership. The "Regis" form was often used in the past as an alternative form to "King's", for instance at King's Bromley and King's Lynn.
Examples in England
- Hatfield Regis, now Hatfield Broad Oak
- Barton Regis Hundred, which historically included the county of Bristol
- Bognor Regis - In 1929 George V, having spent several months recuperating from a serious illness in the seaside resort of Bognor, West Sussex, allowed it to be renamed as "Bognor Regis".
Examples in other countries
- "Brompton Regis". Exmoor National Park. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
- Wilson, John Marius (1870). "BROMLEY (King's), or Bromley-Regis". Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales.
- "King's Lynn, Norfolk". Vision of Britain. University of Portsmouth and Others. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
- "King George V gave Bognor the Title "Regis"". Bognor Regis Town Council. Retrieved 19 March 2011.