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English place-names.

H. G. Stokes

English place-names.

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Published by B. T. Batsford in London, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England.,
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • Names, Geographical -- England,
    • English language -- England -- Etymology -- Names

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesBritish heritage series
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA645 .S75
      The Physical Object
      Pagination120 p.
      Number of Pages120
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6032500M
      LC Control Number48009618
      OCLC/WorldCa2792022

      Be sure not to make a wrong turn and end up in Donisthorpe, Newton Burgoland or Snarestone. The use of -ford in a place name indicates the settlement was once a crossing point across a river. Dale A dale is an Old English word for a valley and several place names like Rochdale, Bairnsdale or Colindale utilize this word component. Nawton in North Yorkshire means "farmstead of a man called Nagli".

      Over the years, it has also been noted that a map producer used the name Persian Gulf in a map of Iran while English place-names. book the fictitious term "Arabian Gulf" in another map focusing on the Arab states of the Persian Gulfunderlying the occasional spilling of place names issues into the economic sphere. Green Street Green, near Farnborough. Cambridge is named after the river Cam and literally means the area where there was a bridge over the river Cam. Examples include Highgate and Billingsgate. Some unexplained placenames[ which?

      Las Cruces New Mexico — Meaning "the crosses," named for a burial site. Giggleswick, near Settle, North Yorkshire. Merced California — The Spanish word for "mercy. Kettlesing Bottom, west of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Holt is also a wood or a wooded hill, as in the place Northolt Ly, ley or leigh are all from the same root for a word leah that means a wood or clearing in a wood.


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English place-names. by H. G. Stokes Download PDF Ebook

Why does Britain have such bizarre place names?

Or not one in here at English place-names. book. Giggleswick, near Settle, North Yorkshire. Some unexplained placenames[ which? In Cumbria, there remain a number of placenames from Cumbricthe former Brythonic language of this region, examples including CarlisleHelvellyn and Blencathra.

Toponymy itself is a branch of onomasticsthe study of names of all kinds. Hearts Delight, near Sittingbourne, Kent. Originally Grontabricc, a bridge on the Granta, the name became Cantebruge and then Cambrugge, from which the river was renamed Cam.

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Kingston Bagpuize, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Cumbric was spoken in northwestern England, Northumbria and Lowland Scotland until the 11th century.

Source The capital city. To learn more about cookies, please see our cookie policy. This new edition has been updated to include over new names, including Azincourt, Kropyvnyts'kyyand Tlaxcala. English place-names. book edit ] There is currently much debate about the identity of English place-names.

book earliest dwellers in the British Isles, during the Stone and Bronze Ages. And, before converting to Christianity, English place-names. book named some places after their gods — Wednesbury is named after Woden. Land of Nod, near Grayshott, Hampshire.

In eastern Cornwall, the names show a stronger English influence. It can be seen in the place names Falkenberg and also in Bergen, the second largest city in Norway. Their expected spellings might therefore be "Croyden" and "Willesdon".

The place to find Loose women? You notice, too, the varieties of natural description, the different ways land was cleared for use, descriptions of every different kind of undulation, different kinds of terrain. Many of the Spanish place names in the U.

The exact application of a toponym, its specific language, its pronunciation, and its origins and meaning are all important facts to be recorded during name surveys. Patterns of land use in Britain suggest a continuity of population throughout these periods and into the Iron Age.English Place Names book.

Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This revised and updated edition of the classic explains th /5. From Aachen to Zyrardów, this dictionary gives the history, meanings, and origin of an enormous range of country, region, island, city, and town names from around the world.

In doing so, it reveals religious and cultural traditions, the migration of peoples, the ebb and flow of armies, the presence of explorers, local languages, industrial developments, topography, as well as superstitions. The Origins of English Place Names. Many English place names can be peculiar and perplexing, even to those who live there.

For every sensible sounding location such as a Southampton or Northampton, there is a Wetwang or a Caistor that can be located on the same map.The Pdf of the English Place-Name Society pdf been published annually since The Journal contains articles, book reviews, bibliographies, and occasionally addenda and corrigenda to the county survey volumes, along with the EPNS reports and accounts for the preceding year.

The Origins of English Place Names

It is issued free to full and associate members of the Society.All names. This page simply records all owner names mentioned in Domesday Book. (Note that the same English place-names. book is not necessarily the same person.) Loading.This article lists a number of common generic forms in place ebook in the British Isles, their meanings ebook some examples of their use.

The study of place names is called toponymy; for a more detailed examination of this subject in relation to British and Irish place names, refer to Toponymy in the United Kingdom and Ireland.