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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Grinton

Historical Forms

  • Fremin(g)ton, Fremyngton 1086 DB 1348 BM
  • Freminton 1086 DB
  • Fremmingeton 1251 Ch
  • Fremigton 1301 LS
  • Fremynton 1562 FF


'Frema's farm' v. ingtun . Frema is not recorded in OE, but it is a possible derivative of the OE  pers. n. Fram (Redin 13) which enters into Framingham (Nf), and Framlingham (Sf), and Framlington (Nb). It is apparently found in the similar name Fremington (D), DB Framintona , c. 1120 AD Fremigtun , Framigton .