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 Thornton Dale

Historical Forms

  • Farmanesbi 1086 DB
  • Farmanebi, Farmaneby 1155–65 Whitby 1210 Dugdiv.318
  • Farmanby Hy2 Leon4d 1155–67 YCh
  • Feremannebi 1170 P
  • Farmanneby 1225 Ebor 1242 P 1280 Ass
  • Faremanby 1231 Ebor
  • Fareman 12 Easby


'Farman's farm' v. by . The ON  pers. name Farmann , ODan  Farman appears in OE  as Færeman , the name of the priest who glossed the Rushforth Gospel of St John, and in ME as Fareman (12Easby 13).