Saundby, Nottinghamshire

Saundby, in the Bassetlaw Wapentake of Nottinghamshire, comes from Sandi, a Scandinavian male personal name still in use in the the twelfth-century Danelaw and by ‘a farmstead, a village’. Forms of the place-name indicate that the first element is a personal name rather than the Old Norse element sandr ‘sand’. Additionally the nature of the ground confirms this suggestion.

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Nottinghamshire, place-name

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Gillian Fellows Jensen, Scandinavian Personal Names in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag (1968), p. 229.

J.E.B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F.M. Stenton, The Place-Names of Nottinghamshire. English Place-Name Society Volume XVII (1940), p. 38.

E.H. Lind, Norsk-isländska dopnamn ock fingerade namn från medeltiden. Supplementband. Oslo: Jacob Dybwads Bokhandel (1931), col. 303.