and the Danelaw
The map shows
where settlement or parish place-names which are
of Scandinavian language origin are mainly found.
In some cases, the entire name is Scandinavian,
in others it is a hybrid - part English, part
Scandinavian. Some names are the result of
Scandinavian re-naming of English settlements,
making them easier for speakers of Old Norse to
pronounce (for instance, Shipton became Skipton.
Cheswick became Keswick). Common Scandinavian
elements in place-names are: -by, -thorp, -trop,
or -thorpe, -toft, -tofts, -thwait or -thwaite,
-holm or -holme, and ness. MAP OF