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The name "Kirkthorpe" means "outlying or secondary hamlet or farmstead with a church". It is formed of two elements, the first being the Old Scandinavian word kirkja ("church") and the second being either the Old English throp or the Old Scandinavian thorp. Both of these potential second elements mean "outlying, dependent or secondary farmstead or hamlet".
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