Beesby, in the Bradley Haverstoe Wapentake of Lincolnshire, comes from a male personal name Besi and the Old Norse element by ‘a farmstead, a village’. The name Besi, which is recorded for Lincolnshire in Domesday Book, seems to be a Danelaw version of a Scandinavian name recorded in Old Danish as Bøsi.
Today the name survives only in Beesby Farm and Beesby Hall, but remains of a deserted medieval village can be seen.
- Viking Names
- male_name, personal-name, place-name
This object is related to
Hawerby cum Beesby, Lincolnshire.
Find out about Hawerby cum Beesby, Lincolnshire.
Kenneth Cameron with John Field and John Insley, The Place-Names of Lincolnshire IV, English Place-Name Society Volume LXXI (1995), pp. 109-10.
Kenneth Cameron, A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (1998), p. 12.