English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Barrow upon Humber

Major Settlement in the Parish of Barrow upon Humber

Historical Forms

  • in loco qui dicitur Adbaruae 731 Bede
  • Bearuwe 737–40 BCS165(S99) 11
  • æt Bearuwe 971 PetLN 12
  • bearuwe in lindisige 973 ECEE(S792) 13
  • Bearuwe 973 BCS1297(S792) 15
  • in þære stowe þe is nemned Æt Bearwe c.890 OEBede 10
  • to Baruwe 971 PetLN(S782) 12
  • Baruue 972 12 ib
  • Beruwe in Lindesige 973 ECEE(S792) 14 BCS1297(S792) 793 15
  • Barwe 963 ASC 1121 BCS1281(S787) 972 BCS1258(S787) 12 972 16
  • Barwa c.1115 LS c.1160 Dane 1163 RAi 1190 Dugdvi 1301 RRGr 1268
  • Barewe 1086 DB 1183,1184,1185,1186 P 1190 Dugdvi 1301 P 1190,1191,1192 Pat 1368
  • Barewe upon Humbre 1371 ib
  • Barewe “by Barton upon Humber” 1324 ib
  • Barewe in Lyndeseye 1368 ib
  • Bareuua 1096–1100 France
  • Bareue 1198 FF
  • Barew' 1202 Ass 1203 p1220 WellesLA
  • Barua c.1115 LS 1143–47,c.1160 Dane Hy3 Ch 1301 Brid 1312 e14
  • Barva c.1150 Newh Ed1
  • Barue 1195 P 1200 Cur 1203 1252 Ch 1265 Misc 1268 Ch 1268 FF 1312 Pat 1346 FA
  • Baruua 1196–1100 France
  • Barruve 1096–1100 ib
  • Baruue 12 HC
  • Barowa 1115 YChiii
  • Barow 1160–62 1287 Ass 1287 Ipm 1287 SR 1332 FA 1428
  • Barowe 1303 ib
  • “Barowe upon Humbre” 1317 Pat
  • “Barowe by Barton” 1318 1320 Cl 1320 Ipm 1576 LER
  • Barowe juxta Barton 1325 Inqaqd
  • Barowe iuxta Barton' 1357 Cor
  • Barowe iuxta Barton sup' Humbre 1418 FF
  • Barowe besyd Barton up on Humber
  • Barou 1150–70 YChiii
  • Barawra (sic) c.1155 Dane
  • Barew 1160 Dugdvi 1191,1192 P
  • Barwe c.1160 Dane 1206 FF 1206 Ass 1220 Cur 1388 Misc
  • Baaruhe l12 Dane
  • Baruwe 1212 Fees 1291 Tax
  • Baru 1238–43 Fees 1276 RH
  • Barw 1288 Ipm
  • Barrowe 1342 AD 1541 AOMB 1548 Pat 1584 AD
  • Barrow 1535 VEiv 1552 Pat
  • Barugh' 1412 RRep
  • Barogh 1446 Fine
  • Baroo 1428 FA

Etymology

The forms in Bede and in the translation of Bede (OEBede) show that the name means 'at the grove', v. æt , b(e)aru, dat.sg. b(e)arwe, all subsequent forms retaining the -w - of the dat.sg. case.It is variously described as in Lindsey , by Barton upon Humber and upon Humber .

Places in the same Parish

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