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.

North Ferriby

Major Settlement in the Parish of North Ferriby

Historical Forms

  • Ferebi 1086 DB
  • Ferebi, Fereby 1088–93 YCh350 1190,1191 P 1234,1240 FF 1294 YI 1297 Pat
  • Feribi, Ferybi 1150–3 YCh 1156–7 1546 YChant
  • North Feribi 1284 Baildon
  • Ferrybi, Ferryby 1304 BevAct 1637 BM
  • Ferby 1305 YI


'Village near the ferry,' v. ferja , by . 'North' in relation to South Ferriby (L), on the opposite bank of the Humber. There are many allusions to the passagium or ferry itself (YCh 764, etc.).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement