Major Settlement in the Parish of Leake
- Croxebi, Croxbi 1086 DB
- Crossebi 1153–7 YCh
- Crossbye 1153–94 Riev
Possibly 'farm by the cross' v. cros , by . In that case the DB form is an error. Perhaps, however, one should take the name to be 'Krok's by,' from ON Krókr , with later assimilation of ksb to ssb and consequent association with ON cros.