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Meaning & History
A village in Yorkshire, England. The second element is Old Norse -byr
, 'farm'. The first element is possibly the Old Gaelic personal name Cairpre
. This seems to indicate a farm of an Irish or Scottish Viking, who settled in England.
It is far less likely that Car
, in this case is Cumbric for 'fort, wall'. If so, 'per' might be a mutation of Cumbric *bre
, 'hillside'. Old Norse -byr
would have been added later.