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 Moresby

Historical Forms

  • Fermelaundes 1292 Ass
  • Farmlands 1698 Terrier


The first element is apparently the OFr  ferme , 'rent.' The second seems to be 'land' represented in the first form by launde. The exact meaning of the compound is uncertain.