Kirby Bellars

Kirby Bellars, Leicestershire

Kirby Bellars, in the Framland Hundred of Leicestershire, comes from the Old Norse elements kirkja ‘church’ and by ‘farm, settlement’. 

The affix which was added at a later date is derived from the personal surname Beler. Hamo Beler held the manor in 1166 and it remained in the family as late as Alicia Beler 1327 and Radulfus Beler 1361.

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Viking Names


Leicestershire, place-name

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Barrie Cox, The Place-Names of Leicestershire. Part Three: East Goscote Hundred. English Place-Name Society Volume LXXXI (2004), pp. 84-85.