Appleby, Lincolnshire

Appleby, in the Manley Wapentake of Lincolnshire, is a hybrid name coming from Anglian æppel ‘an apple; fruit, tree-fruit; an apple-tree’ and Old Norse by ‘a farmstead, a village’. It is likely, from the situation of the village that this was formerly Appleton, in which the second element, originally Old English tun ‘a farmstead, village, estate’, was later replaced by by. 

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Viking Names


agriculture, hybrid name, Lincolnshire, place-name, trees

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Kenneth Cameron, A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (1998), p. 3.

Kenneth Cameron, The Place-Names of Lincolnshire VI. English Place-Name Society Volume LXXVII (2001), pp. 11-12.