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Village/Town Names(Viking derivation)

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This page shows segments of place names that can be related to Viking locations.
 
Segment Derivation Translation
beck   beck   a stream found in a gil
ending in by   bu   farm
dal   dalr   valley
gar   garðr   enclosure
garth   garðr   enclosure
ghyll   gil   a ravine or valley
gill   gil   a ravine or valley
holm   holmr   small island
howe   haugr   grave-mound - burial place
keld   keldr   spring
kirk   kirkja   church
ster   bustaðr   dwelling place
 

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