Tumby, Lincolnshire

Tumby, in the Gartree Wapentake of Lincolnshire, is a difficult name. The first element may be the Old Norse male personal name Tumi, a name which occurs in several Swedish and Danish runic inscriptions. Alternatively the first element could be Old Norse tún ‘an enclosure, a farmstead’. The second element is  ‘a farmstead, a village’.

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Viking Names


Lincolnshire, male_name, place-name

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Kenneth Cameron, A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (1998), p. 130.