Hogsthorpe, Lincolnshire

Hogsthorpe, in the South Riding of Lindsey in Lincolnshire, is a hybrid name. The first element of the place-name is either Old English hogg ‘a hog, a pig’ or the Old English male personal name Hogg. The second element is Old Norse þorp ‘a secondary settlement, a dependent outlying farmstead or hamlet’.

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agriculture, hybrid name, Lincolnshire, place-name

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Kenneth Cameron, A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (1998), p. 64.