Repton, in the Repton and Gresley Hundred of Derbyshire, comes from Old English Hrype, an Anglian tribe, and Old English dun ‘a hill’.
According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, The Great Heathen Army wintered in Repton in 873-4.
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Kenneth Cameron, The Place-Names of Derbyshire III. English Place-Name Society Volume XXIX (1959), p. 653.
Michael Swanton trans. and ed. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, London: Phoenix Press (200), pp. 74-75.