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Early-attested site in the Parish of Millom and Millom Rural

Historical Forms

  • Lawcray, Lowcray, Loucray 1403 Deed
  • Lacra 1611 PR
  • Lacrae 1623 ib
  • Lacrey 1629 ib
  • Lackra 1641 ib
  • Lawcrey 1655 ib
  • Lakerey 1774 ib


Probably, as Professor Ekwall suggests, ON  lauk -(v), 'garlic (v)'.