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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Cayton

Historical Forms

  • Asgozbi 1086 DB
  • Angotby c.1160 BylE
  • Angoteby 1206 FF 1247 Ch 1268 Ebor
  • Osgotby c.1160 BylE 1285 KI 1301 LS 1408 For
  • Osgodebi c.1170,1252,1333 Riev
  • Osgodby 1301 LS
  • Osgarby 1577 NRS


'Asgaut's farm' v. by . The first element is the ON  pers. name Ásgautr , on the various forms of which v. NP 14 ff. Forms with An - are due to AN  substitution of a continental form, and those with Os - to the substitution of the OE pers. name-theme Ōs - which was cognate with ON  Ás -.

Places in the same Parish