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.

Marderby Grange

Early-attested site in the Parish of Felixkirk

Historical Forms

  • Martrebi 1086 DB
  • Marther(e)by 1170–83 Dodsvii.148d 13 BylE 1285 KI
  • Mardarbye 1546 YChant


v. by . The first element is ON  mǫrðr , 'marten,' gen. marðar used as a pers. name as in Norw  Malerod , Marstad (Rygh, Gamle Personnavne s.n.). 'Marth's farm.'