Early-attested site in the Parish of Middleton
- Lushov, Lushou c.1200 Guis 1223
- Lowsohowes 15 Whitby
- Lowsehowes 1619 NRS
Cf. OE lusebyrge (Herts) BCS 745, Lusabeorg BCS 699, and lusdun BCS 1020, which all contain OE lūs 'louse.' v. haugr .'Louse mound.' One should also note the ON name Lúsi (LindBN) from ON lús . Perhaps here a pers. name would give the better sense.