Aylesby, Lincolnshire

Aylesby, in the Bradley Wapentake of Lincolnshire, comes from the Old Norse male personal name Áli and  ‘a farmstead, a village’. Áli is also the first element of Ailby, Lincolnshire, and Alby, Norfolk.

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Lincolnshire, male_name, place-name

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Kenneth Cameron, A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (1998), p. 8.

Kenneth Cameron with John Field and John Insley, The Place-Names of Lincolnshire V, English Place-Name Society Volume LXXIII (1997), pp. 1-2.