Early-attested site in the Parish of North Ferriby
- Braythwaith 13th Malton
- Braithwait, Braythwait 13th 1303 KF 1339 FF
- Braythayte 1221–35,c.1400 Melsa
- Braithetwhait 1307 YD
- Braithawayt 1342 SR
- Braffords 1828 Langd
Braffords is Braythwaith 13thMalton , Braithwait , Braythwait 13th Selby, YD, 1303 KFet freq to 1339 FF, Braythayte 1221–35, c. 1400 Melsa, Braithetwhait 1307 YD, Braithawayt 1342SR , Braffords 1828 Langd. 'Broad clearing,' v. breiðr , þveit , a common compound in Y (cf. Lindkvist 105–6, PN NRY 82, 250). The modern form has the common dialectal f for th .