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.

Hobby Binns

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stebbing

Historical Forms

  • Hob of yndes (mede) 1517 Rental
  • Hobbe a vynes 1544 Ct
  • Hobbe devynes, Hobbavyndes, Hobbe devyndys, Hobbe de Vynes 1549 Rental
  • Hob Avyndes 1567 Ct
  • Hobavynes 1580 Survey
  • Hobbaynes 1669 Rental
  • Avynde 1522 Ct


Hobby Binns [hɔbi vainz] is Hob of yndes (mede )1517Rental , Hobbe a vynes 1544Ct , Hobbe devynes , Hobbavyndes , Hobbe devyndys , Hobbe de Vynes 1549Rental , Hob Avyndes 1567Ct , Hobavynes 1580Survey , Hobbaynes 1669Rental . It is to be associated with the family of William de Inde (1429) and Alexander Avynde (1522Ct ). John of Ynde had land in Brandenende (Bran End supra ) in 1548 (Ct ) and took his name thence. [iˑnd] is the Essex dialect pronunciation of end .