Rearsby

Rearsby, Leicestershire

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.

 

Old Norse Name

Hreiðarr 

Anglicised Name

Hreidar

Ascribed Culture

Collection

Viking Names

Keywords

personal-name, place-name

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Acknowledgements

Image  © Alan Murray-Rust, via Geograph, CC BY-SA 2.0

References

Barrie Cox, The Place-Names of Leicestershire. Part Three: East Goscote Hundred. English Place-Name Society Volume LXXXI (2004), p.197.