English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Killingewro

Field in the Parish of Hemsby

Historical Forms

  • Killingewro 1198 FF
  • Kelingshegeswro 1265–6 Acc
  • Khelingeswro 1287–8 Acc
  • Kelyngeswrow 1272–89 ChNCP
  • Kelyngwroe 1366–7 Acc 1422 FB
  • Kyllingewroe 1687 HD

Etymology

Killingewro 1198 FF, Kelingshegeswro 1265–6 Acc Hem, Khelingeswro 1287–8 ib, Kelyngeswrow 1272–89 ChNCP,Kelyngwroe 1366–7 Acc Hem, 1422 FB, Kyllingewroe 1687 HD(a Scand name,probably OWScand  kiðlingr'young goat, kid', OSwed  kidhlinger, ModSw andNorw  killing, and vrá; cf. Killingbeck Hall PN YW IV 121; alternatively Killing -could be a derivative of the ODan  pers.n. Kille; cf. Lindkvist 201)