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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Millom and Millom Rural

Historical Forms

  • Arnolvebi c.1230 Furness
  • Arnolby 1292 ib
  • Arnoldeby 1292 Ass
  • Arnolfby 1301 Furness
  • Arnaldby 1411 Pat
  • Arnabye 1605 PR
  • Annohy 1633 ib


'Arnolf 's .' This personal name was extremely common in ON  in the forms Ǫrnolfr , and in the present context may certainly be regarded as of Norse origin. The corresponding form Arnulf in which the name appears in ODan and OSw, is comparatively rare, and most of the examples are late.