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.

Barmby on the Marsh

Major Settlement in the Parish of Howden

Historical Forms

  • Bærnabi, Barnabi c.1050 YCh9
  • Barnebi, Barneby 1086 DB 1379 Poll
  • Barnby 1342 SR
  • Barnby by Howden 1510 YD
  • Barmebie 1566 FF
  • Barmby on the Marsh 1828 Langd


'Barni 's farmstead,' v. by . On the ODan  pers. name Barni cf. DaPN 96, where Danish place-names containing this name are cited. v. also Barmby on the Moor supra 184.