Aswarby, Lincolnshire

Aswarby, in the Aswardhurn Wapentake of Lincolnshire, is a compound name formed from the Old Norse male personal name Ásvarðr and Old Norse by ‘a farmstead, a village’.

The construction of the place-name is identical with that of Aswardby, in the South Riding of Lindsey in Lincolnshire.

Ásvarðr is also the first element in the district name, Aswardhurn, and presumably both the settlement and the district names refer to the same man.

Aswarby is now a joint parish with Swarby.

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Viking Names


Lincolnshire, male_name, place-name

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Kenneth Cameron, A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (1998), p. 5.