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.

Bownbye

Field in the Parish of Brougham

Historical Forms

  • Bownbye 1565 Brm 1609 BrmUC
  • Boneby Hy5 Brm

Etymology

Bownbye 1565, 1609(Boneby Hy 5, v. 'farmstead', the first el. is uncertain, but thespellings could represent ON  baun'bean')