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Garthorpe is a parish in the north of the Isle of Axholme. It is made up of the villages of Garthorpe and Fockerby. The parish of was created in 1866 from part of Luddington Parish.
 

Place-name.

Garthorpe - 1086 Gerulftorp

Geirulfr 0r Gairulf - Persons name (Old Scandinavian or Old German)

thorp - Farmstead or hamlet. (Old Scandinavian)

Geirulfr 0r Gairulf + torp = Garthorpe

Meaning - Farmstead or hamlet of a person called Geirulfr 0r Gairulf

 

Fockerby - 12th century Fulcwardby

Folcward - Persons name (Old German)

by - Farmstead or village. (Old Scandinavian)

Folcward + by = Garthorpe

Meaning - Farmstead or village of a man called Folcward

 

Further reading - Mills, A. D. A Dictionary of English Place Names

 

A map of Garthorpe. Click to see the map on MSN Maps & Directions

 


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