English Place Names Explained

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English Place Names Explained

Author : Charles Whynne-Hammond
ISBN : 1853069116
Genre : History
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A comprehensive study of English place names - their linguistic roots, historical connections and meanings. Also includes a county-by-county guide to the main place names and their origins.
Category: History

English Place Names In Stead

Author : Karl Inge Sandred
ISBN : IND:32000013340023
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

English Place Names In Ing

Author : Eilert Ekwall
ISBN : UVA:X004801391
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

Celtic Voices English Places

Author : Richard Coates
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025376919
Genre : Celtic languages
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This combination of catalogue and analysis argues that many more major place names in England predate the Anglo-Saxon invasion than has previously been thought. Others enshrine early names with a complex structure, often reflecting the influence of geographical features. Introductory chapters examine names with a non-Celtic origin, including London, Brittonic river names, such as Poulter, Test and Weaver, and early Irish names in England. Regional chapters contain fully-referenced articles which trace the development of specific names through Saxon and medieval sources, notably Domesday . A number of the articles have been previously published in journals but have since been revised. Includes a gazetteer of names.
Category: Celtic languages

A History Of English Place Names And Where They Came From

Author : John Moss
ISBN : 9781526722850
Genre : History
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The origin of the names of many English towns, hamlets and villages date as far back as Saxon times, when kings like Alfred the Great established fortified borough towns to defend against the Danes. A number of settlements were established and named by French Normans following the Conquest. Many are even older and are derived from Roman placenames. Some hark back to the Vikings who invaded our shores and established settlements in the eighth and ninth centuries. Most began as simple descriptions of the location; some identified its founder, marked territorial limits, or gave tribal people a sense of their place in the grand scheme of things. Whatever their derivation, placenames are inextricably bound up in our history and they tell us a great deal about the place where we live.
Category: History

Somerset Place Names

Author : Anthony Poulton-Smith
ISBN : 9781445630939
Genre : History
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English Place Names

Author : Kenneth Cameron
ISBN : WISC:89005236047
Genre : English language
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A Dictionary Of British Place Names

Author : David Mills
ISBN : 9780191078941
Genre : Science
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This revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes over 17,000 engaging and informative entries, tracing the development of the featured place-names from earliest times to the present day. Included place-names range from the familiar to the obscure, among them 'Beer', 'Findlater', 'Broadbottom', and 'Great Snoring'. The A to Z entries are complemented by a detailed introductory essay discussing the chronology and development of English, Irish, Welsh, and Scottish place-names, as well as an extensive bibliography, maps of Britain showing old and new boundaries, and a glossary of common elements in place-names. Also new to this edition is an appendix of recommended web links pointing to relevant online resources, thereby expanding the scope of the dictionary and providing the reader with an opportunity to explore the subject further. Both accessible and up to date, this dictionary is an ideal companion for anybody travelling around the British Isles, as well as for researchers and students with an interest in toponomy, local history, cartography, and lexicography.
Category: Science

A Dictionary Of British Place Names

Author : A. D. Mills
ISBN : 9780191578472
Genre : Reference
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Over 15,000 A-Z entries covering England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, make this the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of British place names available. From Abbas Combe to Zennor, it gives the meaning and origin of names of counties, towns, and villages, tracing their development from earliest times to the present day. Invaluable for anyone finding out about a local area, lexicographers and local historians alike will be fascinated by what these place-names reveal. The dictionary features an in-depth introductory essay which discusses the chronology and development of British place-names, different types of formation, and sections focusing on Irish, Welsh, and Scottish place-names. It also includes an extensive bibliography for further research, maps of Britain showing old and new boundaries, and provides a Glossary of common elements in place-names. This critically acclaimed dictionary has been described as 'an indispensable travellling companion' (Landscape History), and 'another volume for every local historian's bookshelf' (Local Historian).
Category: Reference

English Place Name Society

Author : English Place-Name Society
ISBN : WISC:89035619121
Genre : Names, Geographical
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Category: Names, Geographical

Native American Place Names Of Indiana

Author : Michael McCafferty
ISBN : 9780252032684
Genre : History
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In tracing the roots of Indiana place names, Michael McCafferty focuses on those created and used by local Native Americans. Drawing from exciting new sources that include three Illinois dictionaries from the eighteenth century, the author documents the language used to describe landmarks essential to fur traders in Les Pays d’en Haut and settlers of the Old Northwest territory. Impeccably researched, this study details who created each name, as well as when, where, how and why they were used. The result is a detailed linguistic history of lakes, streams, cities, counties, and other Indiana names. Each entry includes native language forms, translations, and pronunciation guides, offering fresh historical insight into the state of Indiana.
Category: History

English Place Name Society

Author : English Place-Name Society
ISBN : STANFORD:36105012038381
Genre : Names, Geographical
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Category: Names, Geographical