Early-attested site in the Parish of Thurnscoe
- Dictenbi 1086 DB
- Distinby l.12 Nost29
- Little Deightonby 1844 TA409
Deightonby Fields (local), Dictenbi 1086 DB, Distinby l. 12Nost 29, Little Deightonby 1844TA 409. This name is no doubt a late OE Dīctūn -bȳ 'farmstead belonging to or at a place called Dīctūn ', the latter being the common p.n. Deighton 'farmstead with a ditch', v. dīc , tūn , bȳ . The history and forms of Deightonby find a close parallel in Dinsdale YN 279 from an OE Dīctūnes -halh . A similar addition of bȳ to a p.n. occurs in the lost Cuthworthesby 'farm belonging to Cudworth' (cf. 282infra ).