Major Settlement in the Parish of Pickhill
- Suanebi 1086 DB
- Suenebi 1111–22 MaryY
- Swayneby 1184 RichReg 1560 RichWills
- Suanesby, Suanisby 1196 Guis 1313 Pat
- Sweinesby 1349 Dugdvii.920 H3
This name is parallel to OSwed Swenaby (Hellquist, Svenska ON på -by , 72 ff.) and denotes 'farm of the young men,' from ON sveinn , the Scand cognate of OE swan. The first form has been influenced by that word itself, the last ones by the pers. name Sveinn . Cf. Swainby 178supra .