Boothorpe

Boothorpe, Leicestershire

Boothorpe, in the Ashby Would Parish in the West Goscote Hundred of Leicestershire, probably comes from the Old Danish male personal name Bo (Old Norse Búi) and the Old Norse element þorp ‘outlying farm, settlement’.

The settlement lies on a curving hilltop so that, alternatively, the first element could be Old English boga or Old Norse bogi ‘bow’.

Old Norse Name

Bo (Old Danish) (Búi Old Norse)

Anglicised Name

Bo

Ascribed Culture

Collection

Viking Names

Keywords

male_name, personal-name, place-name

Further information

Acknowledgements

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

References

Barrie Cox, The Place-Names of Leicestershire. Part Seven: West Goscote Hundred and the Leicestershire Parishes of Repton and Gresley. English Place-Name Society Volume XCI (2016), p 21.