Oakthorpe, historically belonging to the Repton and Gresley Hundred of Derbyshire, probably comes from the Old Norse male personal name Áki + the Old Norse element þorp ‘outlying farm, settlement’. The personal name seems to have been confused with the Old English appellative ac ‘oak tree’.
Oakthorpe is a joint parish with Donisthorpe and they were both transferred to Leicestershire in 1897.
Old Norse Name
- Viking Names
- personal-name, place-name
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Find out about Oakthorpe, Leicestershire.
Kenneth Cameron, The Place-Names of Derbyshire III. English Place-Name Society Volume XXIX (1959), pp. 650-1.
Gillian Fellows Jensen, Scandinavian Settlement Names in the East Midlands. Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag (1978), p. 114.