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.

Osmaston By Derby

Major Settlement in the Parish of Osmaston by Derby

Historical Forms

  • Osmundestune 1086 DB
  • Os(e)mundeston(e), Os(e)mundiston(e), -ton(e) 1154–9,1157,1159 Darley 1188 P c.1190 Darley 1201,1202,1203 P 1206 Cur
  • Os(e)mundiston(e) by Derby 1356 Pat
  • Osmun(d)ton' 1195 P 1196 ChancR 1197 P 1210 P
  • Os(e)mondeston(e) c.1250,c.1270 Dale 1330 Ass 1380 Pat 1431 FA
  • Osmondston 1454 Cl
  • Osmaneston 1454 Cl
  • Osmaston 1450 Rental
  • Osmaston juxta Derby 1502 Ipm 1577 Saxton

Etymology

'Ōsmund's farm', v. tūn ; cf. Osmaston by Ashbourne infra 595.It may well have been named from the Osmund who held three bovates of land here TRE (DB).