This place name has an animals name in it and ends in 'Thorpe'?
There are a lot. Scunthorpe is probably the most famous. According to Wikipedia, there are 9 places whose name is simply "Thorpe". Thorpe, Cumbria Thorpe, Derbyshire Thorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire Thorpe Park, Lincolnshire Thorpe, Nottinghamshire Thorpe, Norfolk Thorpe, North Yorkshire Thorpe, Surrey
Is there any connection between Thorpe-Tilney Hall in Lincolnshire and the names of the characters in Jane Austin's Northanger Abbey?
It's not safe to assume all place names ending in "-thorpe" have Viking origins because the word was also used by tribes from North Germany (Saxons). So there are lots of names that are thorpe but most likely not Viking but Germanic (Angle, Saxon etc) Torp was the Viking equivalent of similar Germanic words and had the same meaning of homestead. Most English placenames with both thorpe and Viking connections are on the east side…