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.

Great and Little Easby

Early-attested site in the Parish of Brampton

Historical Forms

  • Ecchesby 1363 Ipm
  • Esby 1384,1399 IpmR
  • Esbie magna 1589 ExchKR
  • Eseby 1485 Ipm
  • Easebymoore 1589 ExchKR
  • Mickel Easbie 1603 Gilsland
  • Easby(e) 1618,1633 Naworth
  • Estby magna, parua 1601 Survey


v. . The first element is a personal name, Ese according to Sedgefield and Ekwall. If any value is to be given to the form Ecchesby , one might think of OE  Ecci or even Ecgi as being the personal name in question.