Ulceby

Ulceby, Lincolnshire

Ulceby, in the Yarborough Wapentake of Lincolnshire, is a Scandinavian compound from the Old Norse male personal name Ulfr and by ‘farm, settlement’.

It is noteworthy that the first element has a Scandinavian genitive (a case that indicates relationships or ownership), as in the identical name Ulceby with Fordington and other place-names in Lincolnshire like Braceby, Haceby, Laceby, Rauceby and Winceby, and this survives today.

Old Norse Name

Ulfr

Anglicised Name

Ulf

Ascribed Culture

Collection

Viking Names

Keywords

male_name, personal-name, place-name

Further information

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Acknowledgements

Image © Mat Fascione, via Geograph, CC BY-SA 2.0

References

Kenneth Cameron, The Place-Names of Lincolnshire II. English Place-Name Society Volume LXIV/LXV (1991), pp. 291-2.