|Alt names||Seglebi||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 162|
|Siglebi||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 162|
|Siglesbie||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 162|
|Located in||Leicestershire, England|
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- source: Family History Library Catalog
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Sileby is a former industrial village and civil parish in the Soar Valley in Leicestershire, between Leicester and Loughborough. Nearby villages include Barrow upon Soar, Mountsorrel, Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake, Seagrave and Cossington.
The origins of the village date back to around 840 AD.
The area was settled by the Danes - Leicestershire forming part of the Danelaw along with other counties in the vicinity. The name Sileby may in fact come from the Danish name 'Sighulf'.