Flixborough, Lincolnshire

Flixborough, in the West Riding of Lindsey in Lincolnshire, is a hybrid name from the Old Norse male name Flík and Old English burh ‘a fortified place’.

It is highly likely, in a place-name with Old English burh as the second element, that the Old Norse Flík has replaced an earlier Old English name or element.

An important Anglo-Saxon settlement site has been excavated here.

Ascribed Culture


Viking Names


hybrid name, Lincolnshire, male_name, place-name

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Christopher Loveluck and David Atkinson. The Early Medieval Settlement Remains from Flixborough, Lincolnshire: the occupation sequence, c. AD 600-1000. Oxford: Oxbow (2007).

Kenneth Cameron, The Place-Names of Lincolnshire VI. English Place-Name Society Volume LXXVII (2001), pp. 55-56.

Kenneth Cameron, A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (1998), p. 45.