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 Pyworthy

Historical Forms

  • Parnyngcot 1306 Ass
  • Pyarnygacote 1311 Exon
  • Parny'acote 1330 SR
  • Permaniacote 1315 Exon
  • Pernycote 1330 Exon
  • Pernyngcote, Pernyacote 1345 Ass


This name must remain an unsolved problem. It looks like an ing(a) derivative of a root *pearn -, but no such word o pers. name is known.