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 Cowesby

Historical Forms

  • Cahosbi 1086 DB
  • Cousebi, Couseby 1199 Cur 1407 NCyWills
  • Causeby 1202 FF 1227 1333 Riev
  • Couesby 1228 Ebor
  • Coosby by Trysk 1476 Pat


'Kausi's farm' v. by . Cf. ON  Kausi (LindBN), found in a number of Norw place-names such as ONorw  Kausærut , Norw  Kausebøl (NG i. 31, etc.).

Places in the same Parish