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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Burneston

Historical Forms

  • aquam de Lemyng 13 Easby
  • on Leming, Leminc 1154–89 ChR 1231 Ass
  • pontem de Lemming 1202 FF
  • Lemyng(e) 13 RichReg
  • Lemyng(e) by Eskelby 1300 Ch 1363 FF 1400 YI 1428 Archd 1516 FF
  • Magna Lymynge 1576 FF


As the earlier forms show, Leeming was originally a river- name, derived from Brit  *lemanio ; this is ultimately from a Brit word cognate with OIr  leamh 'elm-tree' and is paralleled by the name of the river Leam (Wa); cf. RNY 16.

Places in the same Parish