Early-attested site in the Parish of Buckland Monachorum
- Baraberga 1096 France
- Harebere 1546 LP
- Herrabere 1591 SR
- Harrabeare 1624 FF
If the b in the earliest form is a clerical error for h , the first element may be OE hara , 'hare.' With the great gap in forms between 1096 and 1546 it is difficult to be sure if the second element is berg or bearu . We clearly have the second of these words in Harrowbarrow (Co), Harebeare 1313 Fine, Estharabyar '1324Ass .