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OTHER FORMS: Thackeray
CONTRIBUTOR: LMS on 1/2/2017
Meaning & History
English (Yorkshire) habitational name from Thackray in the parish of Great Timble, West Yorkshire, now submerged in Fewston reservoir. It was named with Old Norse þak ‘thatching’, ‘reeds’ + (v)rá ‘nook’, ‘corner’.