The first element of the place-name Brumby, in the Manley Wapentake of Lincolnshire, is likely the Old Norse male personal name Brúni, although it has also been suggested it could be the Old Norse element brunnr ‘a well, spring’. The second element is bý ‘a farmstead, a village’.
- Viking Names
- Lincolnshire, male_name, place-name, water
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Kenneth Cameron, The Place-Names of Lincolnshire VI. English Place-Name Society Volume LXXVII (2001), p. 37.
Kenneth Cameron, A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (1998), p. 22.