Wickenby, Lincolnshire

Wickenby, in the South Riding of Lindsey of Lincolnshire, comes from the Old Norse male personal name Víkingr and the Old Norse element by ‘farmstead, village’. Alternatively the first element might be the appellative víkingr ‘a viking’, the source of the personal name, but the personal name seems more likely.

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Viking Names


Lincolnshire, place-name

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Judith Jesch, ‘What does the word “viking” really mean?’, The Conversation (5 April 2017).

Kenneth Cameron, A Dictionary of Lincolnshire Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (1998), p. 138.