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 Bishop's Nympton

Historical Forms

  • Farebi 1238 Ass
  • Faireby 1249 Ass
  • La Fayrebie 1285 FA
  • Veriby or Fairby 1762 Recov


'Fair (river) bend,' cf. Huccaby, Grammerby supra 194, 221.