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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Moresby

Historical Forms

  • Moresceby c.1160 StB 1400 Cl
  • Morisceby c.1225 HolmC 1291 CW(OS)i
  • Morisseby 1291 Tax
  • Moricebi 1195 P 1252 Cl 1428 FA
  • Moricheby 1265 LaAss 1295 StB
  • Moresby 1498 Ipm


'of Maurice ,' a French personal name from Latin Mauritius , a saint popular on the continent. The Romano-British name was probably Gabrosentvm (v. Appendix).