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.

Patrick Brompton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Patrick Brompton

Historical Forms

  • Bruntun, Brunton(e) 1086 DB
  • Pateryke Hy2 MaryH6d
  • Patric(k), Patryk 1280 Ass 1285 KI
  • Petrick 1577 Saxton


With the same run of forms and interpretation as Brompton (Pick) 96supra . The affix Patrick is a feudal name and it is derived from the OIr  pers. name Patric ; it was probably introduced by Norwegians who had come from Ireland (v. Introd. xxviii). It is also found in Paterik-keld (13th Marrick 113), the name of a lost spring in Spennithorne 253infra , Patrick Pool (York), Patrikepole 1311Leon 134 d , etc. (cf. Revue Celtique , xliv. 50). Irish influence in this district is also betokened by the names Arrathorne 240supra and Miregrim infra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site