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.

Rubby Banks

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cockermouth

Historical Forms

  • Ruggebagbanks 1300 Ipm
  • Rybabank 1519 FF
  • Rubbe banke 1570 ExchKR
  • Rubby banck 1578 Cocker
  • Ruggbaggecroft 1300 Ipm


In the neighbourhood was Ruggbaggecroft 1300 Ipm.

This name preserves the surname of Thomas Ruggebag , son and heir of Robert Ruggebag , who held land in Cockermouth in 1300 (Cl).