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 Grinton

Historical Forms

  • Meuhaker 1274 YI
  • Muaker 1577 Saxton
  • Mewacre 16 VCHi.242
  • Mewker 1606 NR


'Small cultivated field' v. akr . The first element is ON  mjór adj. 'thin, narrow, small' which enters into the Scand  p.n.'s Mjovidale (Landnamabók) and Mjøvik (NG ii. 41).