Barkby

Barkby, Leicestershire

Barkby, in the East Goscote Hundred of Leicestershire, is a Scandinavian compound from the Old Norse male personal name Bark, a reflex of either Bǫrkr (genitive Barkar) or Barki, and by ‘a farmstead, a village’. A late form of the name, Mikeberkby, is prefixed by the Old Norse element mikill ‘great’ to distinguish it from its neighbouring daughter settlement Barkby Thorpe.

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Viking Names

Keywords

Leicestershire, male_name, place-name

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Acknowledgements

Image © Mat Fascione, via Geograph, CC BY-SA 2.0

Image © Mat Fascione, via Geograph, CC BY-SA 2.0

References

Barrie Cox, The Place-Names of Leicestershire III. English Place-Name Society LXXXI (2004), p. 21.