Rearsby, in the East Goscote Hundred of Leicestershire, comes from the Old Norse male personal name Hreiðarr and the Old Norse element by ‘farm, settlement’. The personal name here might be the same as that in Rotherby, Leicestershire.
- Viking Names
- Leicestershire, male_name, place-name
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Barrie Cox, A Dictionary of Leicestershire and Rutland Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (2005), p. 85.
Barrie Cox, The Place-Names of Leicestershire. Part Three: East Goscote Hundred. English Place-Name Society Volume LXXXI (2004), p.197.