Croxton Kerrial

Croxton Kerrial, Leicestershire

The first element of Croxton Kerrial, in the Framland Hundred of Leicestershire, likely comes from the Old Danish male personal name Krōk (Old Norse Krókr), originally a byname meaning ‘crooked-back’, possibly ‘crooked-dealer’ related to Old Norse krókr ‘hook’. Alternatively the first element could be Old English crōc ‘a crook’, which relates to a location situated in a nook or bend of land. The second element is Old English tun ‘an enclosure; a farmstead; a village; an estate’. The land was granted to granted to Bertramus de Cryoll in 1239 thus the affix Kerrial. 

This name can be compared to South Croxton also in Leicestershire.

Ascribed Culture


Viking Names


byname, Danish, hybrid name, Leicestershire, male_name, place-name

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Image © Alan Murray-Rust, via Geograph, CC BY-SA 2.0

Image © Bob Harvey, via Geograph, CC BY-SA 2.0


Barrie Cox, A Dictionary of Leicestershire and Rutland Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (2005), p. 29.

Barrie Cox, The Place-Names of Leicestershire II. English Place-Name Society LXXVIII (2002), pp. 102-103.