Early-attested site in the Parish of Distington
- Frotheu a.1230,a.1246 HolmC
- Frotheouflatte 1246 ib
- Frothou 1292 Ass
- Frodhou 1321 Ipm
- Froichou otherwyse callyd Frostyknotte 15th HolmC
- Frothowe p.1500 StB
So far as can be seen, the first element here is the ON personal name Fróði . The second is certainly haugr. The eccentric form Froichou comes from a late and ill-written note on the fly-leaf of the Carlisle copy of the Holm Cultram cartulary.