Early-attested site in the Parish of Bubwith
- Gunelby 1066–9 Selby
- Gundeby 1070–83 ib
- Bonnebi (sic) 1086 DB
- Gunneby 1154 Selby 1354 Selby
- Gunby 1154,late12th Selby 1314 Ch 1553 FF
- Guneby 1195–1214,1320 Selby
'Gunhild 's farmstead,' v. by . The first two spellings of Gunby suggest that we have as first element the pers. name Gunnhildr or the like, a Scandinavian woman's name found frequently as Gunnil (d ) in England (cf. NP 55–6), reduced subsequently in the place-name to Gunne .