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.

Ireby, High Ireby and Low Ireby

Major Settlement in the Parish of Ireby, High Ireby and Low Ireby

Historical Forms

  • Irebi c.1160 Fountains c.1175 Hesley
  • Ireby c.1150 StB
  • Irreby 1256 FF 1279 Ass 1292 ib
  • Hyrby c.1275 Scotland
  • Hirby 1276 Pat.
  • Hyrreby 1279 Ass
  • Irby 1292 Ass 1319 Ipm
  • Ereby 1449 Pat


'of the Irishmen' or 'of the Irishman,' from ON  Írabýr . v. Introduction. There are parallels to this name in Ireby (PN La 183), Irby on Humber and Irby in the Marsh (L), Irby (PN NRY 218), and probably Irby (Ch).

Places in the same Parish