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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Hutton Conyers

Historical Forms

  • Malmerbi, Malmerby 1086 DB 1200 Cur 1243 Ch
  • Melmerby 12 FountA


'Farm on sandy ground' v. by . Lindkvist's suggestion (13) that the first element is from ON  málmr , gen. málmar , 'sandy field,' is certainly borne out by the geological characteristics of the district and the name is paralleled by the Swed  Malmby from OSwed  malm (Hellquist, ON -by 10). The form of the name has been influenced by Melmerby (HangW) 255infra which is of different origin.

Places in the same Parish