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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Bolton on Swale

Historical Forms

  • Ukerby 1198 Fount
  • Huckerby c.1250 Easby
  • Ukkerby 1285 KI c.1300 RichReg 1400 YI


Professor Ekwall tentatively suggests that the first element of this difficult name is an ON  pers. name Út -kári formed from ON  út 'out' and Kári in the same way as Útsteinn was formed from út and Steinn . v. by .

Places in the same Parish