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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Grinton

Historical Forms

  • Fytun, Fyton 1242 P 1274,1298 YI
  • Fethom 1645 Grinton


ON  fit 'meadow,' dat. plur .fitjum , found frequently in Norw  p.n.'s, such as Fetten , Steifet , etc. (NG passim ); cf. the lost Fithum in Faceby (1333 Riev) and Fitts 127supra . For the long vowel cf. Upleatham 153supra .