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 Kirklington

Historical Forms

  • Gernuic 1086 DB
  • Yarnewik(e) 12 RichReg 1198 Fount 1270 YI
  • Jarnewik 1184 RichReg
  • Jarnewyke 1301 LS
  • Yarnewyk(e) 1296 Ch 1298 YI 1316 Ch 1544 FF


v. wic . The first element offers some difficulty; it is probably a pers. name Georna not found in OE but derived from OE  georn , 'willing, eager.'

Places in the same Parish