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 Hovingham

Historical Forms

  • Frideton, Fritun 1086 DB
  • Friton(a), Fryton(a) 1086 DB 12 BylE 1224–30 Fees 1244 Malton 1251 Cl 1300 Ch 1301
  • Firton 1577 Saxton


'Frithi's farm' v. tun . The first element is ODan  Frithi (Nielsen) as in Fridebi , the old name for Felixkirk 199infra , and Freeby (Lei), DBFredebi .

Places in the same Parish