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South Ferriby - Origins

South Ferriby as the name suggests is defined as 'The farmstead or village beside the ferry'. South Ferriby has through the ages been known as the following:- Ferriby, Ferraby, Ferribi, Ferebi, Ferya By, Ferrebe, North Ferebe, which is shown on an old map dating from 1610 and South Ferraby (in 1842). It is South in raltionship to North Ferriby which is located on the opposite bank of the River Humber.




The Doomsday Book (1086) referred to the village as "Ferebi".



Other names - for the village include Suth Feriby



The name - can be translated to 'The farmstead or village at the ferry'. It is South in contrast to North Ferriby which is located on the opposite bank of the River Humber. -by - farmstead, village - (Old Norse - by)


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South Ferriby Local History Pack
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