Swadlincote, Derbyshire

Swadlincote, in the Repton and Gresley Hundred of Derbyshire, probably comes from the Old Norse male personal name Svartlingr and the Old English element cot ‘cottage, hut, shelter, den’. However, it is possible that the first element may equally well represent the Old English male personal name Sweartling. 

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Viking Names


Derbyshire, hybrid name, male_name, place-name

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Gillian Fellows Jensen, Scandinavian Settlement Names in the East Midlands. Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag (1978), p. 381.

Kenneth Cameron, The Place-Names of Derbyshire III. English Place-Name Society Volume XXIX (1959), pp.663-664.