Claxby, Lincolnshire

Claxby, in the North Riding of Lindsey in Lincolnshire, is formed from the Old Norse male personal name Klakkr and Old Norse by ‘a farmstead, a village’.

There are two other identical formations of the place-name in the South Riding of Lindsey of Lincolnshire, Claxby, and Claxby Pluckacre.

Ascribed Culture


Viking Names


Lincolnshire, place-name

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Image © John Firth, via Geograph, CC BY-SA 2.0


Kenneth Cameron, A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (1998), p. 30.

Kenneth Cameron with John Field and John Insley, The Place-Names of Lincolnshire III, English Place-Name Society Volume LXVI (1992), pp.17-18.