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 Sutton on Hull

Historical Forms

  • Braunceholm(e) 1150–60,13th Melsa 1421 YI
  • Braunceholm(e) in Holdernesse 1414 Test
  • Branzceholm 1236 FF
  • Braunzholm 1303 Ch
  • Brauncholm 1401 YI


Bransholme is Braunceholm (e )1150–60, 13th Melsaet freq to 1421 YI, Braunceholm (e ) in Holdernesse 1414 Test, Branzceholm 1236 FF, Braunzholm 1303 Ch, Brauncholm 1401 YI. 'Brand 's water- meadow' from OScand  Brandr and holmr . Braunce - is an AN spelling for the OScand  gen. Brandz ; cf. Bransby (PN NRY 28) and Brauncewell (L).