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.

Frisby

Major Settlement in the Parish of Frisby

Historical Forms

  • Frisebi 1086 DB c.1130 LeicSurv 1199,1200 Cur
  • Frisebie 1086 DB
  • Friseby 1221 Fine 1221 Ass 1355,1403 Pat
  • Friseby iuxta Galby 1306,1313,1328 Banco
  • Frissebi 1200 Cur
  • Frisseby 1338 AD 1387 Pat
  • Fryseby a.1250 Peake 1255 AD 1332 SR 1370 Ass
  • Fryseby iuxta Gauby 1255 AD
  • Fryseby iuxta Galby 1327,1328 IpmR
  • Frysseby 1370 Ipm
  • Frysby 1385 AD 1399 Pat 1528 Visit 1535 VE
  • Frysby iuxta Galby 1385 AD
  • Frisby 1550 AAS 1610 Speed
  • Frisby juxta Galby 1611 LML
  • Fresebi 1166 LN
  • Freseby 1166 RBE
  • Fresseby 1416 Nichols
  • Old Frisby 1835 O

Etymology

'The farmstead of the Frisians', v. Frīsa , Frēsa , . The township is distinguished by the suffix ~ iuxta Galby (with MLat  iuxta 'next to') from Frisby on the Wreake in East Goscote Hundred, v. Lei 280. The site of a deserted medieval village, it is styled Old Frisby 1835 O. Galby lies a half-mile to its south-west.

Places in the same Parish

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