Caenby, Lincolnshire

Caenby, in the Aslacoe Wapentake of Lincolnshire. likely comes from the otherwise unrecorded Old Norse male byname Kafni (probably originally a byname) and the Old Norse element bý ‘a farmstead, a village’,

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Viking Names


Lincolnshire, male_name, place-name

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Kenneth Cameron, The Place-Names of Lincolnshire VI. English Place-Name Society Volume LXXVII (2001), p. 137.

Kenneth Cameron, A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (1998), p. 26.

Gillian Fellows Jensen, Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag (1968), p. 159.