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 Hessle

Historical Forms

  • Tranebi, Traneby 12th Bardney late12th Guisb 1200 P 1204 Ass 1212 Cur 1342 SR
  • Tranby 1356 FF 1545 FF


Tranby is Tranebi , Traneby 12thBardney , late 12th Guisb, 1200 P (p), 1204 Ass, 1212 Cur (p)et passim to 1342SR , Tranby 1356 FFet passim to 1545 FF. 'Crane farm,' v. trani , by , and cf. Swedish Tranbyn (ON  på -by 17, 98) or 'Trani 's farm,' from the OScand  nickname derived from trani .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement