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English place-names and their origins

G. J. Copley

English place-names and their origins

by G. J. Copley

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Published by David and Charles .
Written in English


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Statementby G.J. Copley.
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English Place-Names By Kenneth Cameron B. T. Batsford, Read preview Overview The Real Founders of New England: Stories of Their Life along the Coast, By Charles Knowles Bolton F.W. Faxon, the description is the meaning and history write-up for the name; separate search terms with spaces; search for an exact phrase by surrounding it with double quotes. example: "lord of the rings" will match names from the novel 'The Lord of the Rings' this field understands simple boolean logic.

  (John Field, Discovering Place-Names: Their Origins and Meanings, 4th ed., rev. by Margaret Gelling. Shire, ) Bill Bryson on British Place Names "27093owhere, of course, are the British more gifted than with place names. Of the thirty thousand named places in Britain, a good half of them, I would guess, are notable or arresting in some way. NETHERLANDS (Country) English From English nether meaning "lower" and land, referring to the low-lying position of the country. This is the name of a country in northwestern Europe. It is sometimes called Holland in English, though this is properly one of its subregions. In English it is usually referred to using the definite article, the.

Book Overview 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. Placenames In Ireland, loyalty to a place of origin is unusually strong. The history of that loyalty goes back thousands of years, as reflected in the vast collection of traditional place-name lore, dinnseanchas, stories explaining how townlands and parishes got their names.


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English place-names and their origins by G. J. Copley Download PDF EPUB FB2

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 s: 4.

“Another volume for every local historian's bookshelf” - Local HistorianThis revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes o 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. Buy The Book of English Place Names: How Our Towns and Villages Got Their Names by Taggart, Caroline (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(71). Toponymy or toponomastics is the study of place names (), their origins, meanings, use and typology. In a more restricted sense, the term toponymy refers to an inventory of toponyms, while the discipline researching such names is referred to as toponomastics.

Toponymy is itself a branch of onomastics, the study of names of all kinds. A toponymist is one who studies toponymy. In much of the "Old World" (approximately Africa, Asia and Europe) the names of many places cannot easily be interpreted or understood; [citation needed] they do not convey any apparent meaning in the modern language of the is due to a general set of processes through which place names evolve over time, until their obvious meaning is lost.

In contrast, in the "New World" (roughly. ALFRED m English, French, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, German, Polish, Dutch Means "elf counsel", derived from the Old English name Ælfræd, composed of the elements ælf "elf" and ræd "counsel".

Alfred the Great was a 9th-century king of Wessex who fought unceasingly against the Danes living in northeast England. He was also a scholar, and he translated many Latin books into Old English. This form of investigatory archaeology is a fun, easy and non-invasive way of studying history, allowing us an insight into the past without damaging any of the unique historical sites found thoughout the United Kingdom.

Check out to see a compiled map of English place names and their origins. Even today, many hills and rivers have kept their Celtic names – especially in the north and west. The Wrekin takes its name from Celtic.

So do about two-thirds of England’s rivers: Avon. Synopsis O 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 Reviews: English place-names and their origin.

by COPLEY G J and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   English Place-Names Explained: Their Origins and Meaning (England's Living History) Kindle Edition by Charles Whynne-Hammond (Author) › Visit Amazon's Charles Whynne-Hammond Page.

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English place—names can be curious and amusing. They can also tell us about our past. England’s towns,villages farms, and even fields, have names whose beginnings stretch back over 2, years/5. ISBN: X OCLC Number: Notes: Imprint covered by label: New York, Augustus M. Kelley, Includes indexes.

Description. Origins of Place Names Virtually all of the place names decided on up to around the 14th Century were due to the environment of the area.

For example, Doncaster would probably have originated as a Roman fort on a hill, from the Roman ' Caster ' and Celtic ' Don '. It covers % of British place names and their origin. To get all possible derivations for some very obscure names would take a lifetime and a far bigger book.

So I think a certain amount of guesswork went on over a name being related to possibly a person's name back in the years of the Doomsday s:   How English Cities Got Their Names. Some sources guess that it comes from the Old English word Hofe, meaning the courtyard of a farm; others that it.

English Place-Names Explained: Their Origins and Meaning (England's Living History) Kindle Edition by Charles Whynne-Hammond (Author) Format: Kindle Edition. out of 5 stars 13 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Amazon Price New from Used from Kindle "Please retry"Reviews:   Other publications include A Dictionary of London Place-Names (Oxford University Press, ), Place-Names of the Isle of Wight: Their Origins and Meanings (Paul Watkins Publishing, ), and The Place-Names of Dorset (English Place-Name Society, 4 volumes ).

The names of the boroughs such as Brooklyn and Harlem, echo their original Dutch names. There were several Native American tribes that called the area around New York their home and many of their words have been appropriated into current place names.

Most modern English place names have their origins in Old English, the Anglo-Saxon language; most of the other contributions are either oddities or window dressing. 'The Book of English Place.This book sets out to provide all those who know Suffolk, whether fortunate enough to live in the county or only passing through, with information about the origin of some of its place-names, their history, their underlying meaning and their significance.

Suffolk’s place-names are the earliest recorded expression of its language and dialect. Dictionary of 50, surnames and their origins published or to place names, such as Leicester, Sutton or Green. There are also many that began life as .