North Thoresby

North Thoresby, Lincolnshire

North Thoresby, in the Haverstone Wapentake of Lincolnshire, comes from the Old Danish male personal name Thorir (Old Norse Þórir) and Old Norse by ‘a farmstead, a village’. The affix North distinguishes it from South Thoresby, in the Calcewith Hundred of Lincolnshire, which has the same etymology.

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Viking Names


Lincolnshire, male_name, place-name

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Kenneth Cameron, A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (1998), p. 125,

Kenneth Cameron with John Field and John Insley, The Place-Names of Lincolnshire IV, English Place-Name Society Volume LXXI (1995), pp. 165-166.