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place-names of Wiltshire their origin and history.

Einar Ekblom

place-names of Wiltshire their origin and history.

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Published by Appelbergs Boktryckeri in Uppsala .
Written in English


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Paginationviii, 188 p.
Number of Pages188
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WILTSHIRE PLACE NAMES: This is not just a dictionary but a history and will prove invaluable not only for those who live and work in the county but also visitors and tourists, historians and former inhabitants, indeed anyone with an interest in Wiltshire. The many origins and back-stories to the place names of Yorkshire and beyond show that, despite a thousand years of history, time has not managed to obliterate the Viking’s legacy. So if you think the name of your town seems simple, you may just find it holds key details about the past and legacy of your home. A poster version of the Place-Names of Shropshire Travelling Exhibition was displayed at the SNSBI spring conference in Maynooth (Ireland). Public Engagement In addition to the published volumes, an exhibition and a series of talks conveyed to the Shropshire community the interest of the subject and its relevance to so many historical topics. THE PLACE-NAMES OF THE BAEONY OF NEWCASTLE, COUNTY OF WICKLOW. Their Early Forms Collected. By LIAM PRICE. [Read 30 November, Published 24 February, ] This paper is an attempt to collect together all the material that is avail able for the study of the place-names of a definite district. The area dealt.


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Full text of "The place-names of Wiltshire, their origin and history" See other formats. Some Place-Names Near Malmesbury, and their Historic Teachings. An original article from The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, Published by Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, London ().

Internet Archive BookReader The place-names of Wiltshire, their origin and history The place-names of Wiltshire, their origin and history. Author. Ekblom, Einar Laurentius,Uppsala universitet. Collections. cdl, americana. Link to the book Embed a mini Book Reader. Get this from a library. The place-names of Wiltshire, their origin and history.

[Einar Laurentius Ekblom]. Wiltshire at this time was already reckoned among the chief of the clothing counties, the principal centres of the industry being Bradford-upon-Avon, Malmesbury, Trowbridge, Devizes and Chippenham.

In the 16th century Devizes was noted for its blankets, Warminster had a famous corn-market, and cheese was extensively made in north Wiltshire. Buy The Place-names of Wiltshire, Their Origin and History by Universitet, Uppsala, Ekblom, Einar Laurentius (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Uppsala Universitet, Einar Laurentius Ekblom. Westport, sometimes called Westport St.

Mary, was a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, immediately west of the town of philosopher Thomas Hobbes was born in Westport in ; his father, also Thomas Hobbes, lived at Westport while serving as curate of Brokenborough. Westport no longer exists as a separate village and is not named on modern.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(69). List of places in Wiltshire. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Map of places in Wiltshire compiled from this list. Swindon. Salisbury. Chippenham. Trowbridge. Warminster. Melksham.

Devizes. Calne. The eight most populous settlements of Wiltshire. This is a list of cities, towns and villages in the ceremonial county of. This gives us place names like Cumbria and, locally, Cumberwell.

There are very few Norman-French place names. The Normans saw no need to re-name everything. The only one in Wiltshire is Devizes, for division or boundary. The Anglo Saxons had 25 words for hill, 12 for wood, and 12 for valley. They were intimately connected with the landscape. What was Fovant called in the Domesday Book.

Answer: All of these variants - as of all of the other place-names in Wiltshire - are described in "The place-names of Wiltshire" which is the most comprehensive of the several books about Wiltshire place-names listed in the bibliography attached.

The place-names of Wiltshire: their origin. –– Einar Ekblom: "The Place-Names Of Wiltshire Their Origin and History", Dissertation, Whereas there seems to be a contradiction reading Wikipedia's etymology that refers to the Domesdaybook.

The place-names of Wiltshire, their origin and history / (Uppsala, Appelbergs Boktryckeri a.-b., ), by Einar Laurentius Ekblom (page images at HathiTrust; US access only) Sur l'origine guerrière des noms de lieux.

PLACE-NAMES. AND. THEIR ORIGIN. 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 '.

Wiltshire Place Names. By Anthony Poulton-Smith. This is not just a dictionary but a history and will prove invaluable not only for those who live and work in the county but also visitors and tourists, historians and former inhabitants, indeed anyone with an interest in Wiltshire.

Book Extract The author has made an extract of the book. NB: These are all the names of all the administrative units which we have associated with Hardenhuish, and you must judge whether all or even any of them are variant names for the place. They may well include the names of other locations or areas: For cities, the associated administrative units will usually include parishes, especially ecclesiastical parishes, one of.

Reflected in the history of English place­names is the history of England. The waves of conquest and settlement were accompanied by new languages, each of which left their mark on English place­names. In the names themselves, however, one has the opportunity to glimpse the world through medieval man's eyes.

Place Names and Surnames: Their Origin and Meaning () by Taylor Dyson. The following is the OCR text of a book and will likely contain conversion errors.

This page is designed to be indexed by search engines. Click on a page number to view the book in your web browser. NB: These are all the names of all the administrative units which we have associated with Salisbury, and you must judge whether all or even any of them are variant names for the place.

They may well include the names of other locations or areas: For cities, the associated administrative units will usually include parishes, especially ecclesiastical parishes, one of. A History of Wiltshire, Vol. 10, pages All Cannings All Cannings in the Past History of the Parish of All Cannings One Street in Wiltshire: a history of All Cannings Tan Hill Fair The Beauties of Wiltshire, Vol.

3, pages The Wiltshire Village Book, pages Wiltshire Village, pages Industries A History of Wiltshire, Vol. Buy English Place-Name Society: Volume 16 - The Place-Names of Wiltshire, Oxfam, Gover, JEB; Mawer, Allen; Stenton, FM, Books, History. The Wiltshire Family History Society has produced a comprehensive list of Wiltshire Dialect Words on their website, recognising that with people's interest in family history research, many old.

Origin of the Anglo-Saxon Race/Chapter This leaves little room for doubt concerning the Scandian or Wendish origin of some place-names in the valley of this Dorset river. Gilling is a name connected with Norse mythology, and occurs in the Dorset name Gillingham. the Frigefolc of Domesday Book.

In Wiltshire the mythological name. Some years ago I read a biographical sketch of a family named Durham in a county history or “mug” writer of that particular sketch said that, because of the family’s prominence in the U.

S., American place names bear the name of Durham. This book is great for anybody who would like to research their family's history, or who is interested in where their family name originated from.

I actually liked the etymological aspect; especially tracing names back to their origin and original meaning that are not place names. NetGalley, reviewed by Julia Guttzeit. Rating: 5 out of 5 starsPrice: £ Comprehensive listing of place names in the British Antarctic Territory, from to the present, including origin, details of discovery (in chronological order), mapping and naming, references to first publication and any synonyms, summaries of voyages during which features were named, groups of associated place names (e.g.

explorers), extensive bibliography and maps. The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of brought the Place family name to the British Isles. They lived in south-eastern counties of England. "More probably from a ' place,' or mansion. What is called in other shires a hall, or a court, is frequently known in the south-eastern counties as a ' place.' e.g.: Brasted Place, co.

Kent, Wakehurst. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, Print. (ISBN ) ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, Print. (ISBN ) ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom.

London: John Russel Smith, Print. 49 bizarre and hilarious West Country place names. Wiltshire. Lacock is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, about three miles south of Chippenham. Weston-super-mare Police have been Author: Ellie Kendall. Henry Cecil Wyld and Thomas Oakes Hirst, The Place Names of Lancashire, Their Origin and History (London ), xxiv p.; John Sephton, A Handbook of Lancashire Place-Names (Liverpool ), p.; and Eilert Ekwall, The Place-Names of Lancashire (Manchester ), xvi p.

All four volumes. The visitation of Wiltshire History Of Wiltshire Vol. A description of Fonthill abbey, Wiltshire. Descendants of George and Jane Chandler Who Emigrated to Pennsylvania from Wiltshire, England In Notes on Wiltshire names.

The place-names of Wiltshire, their origin and history. Account of Charles Dunsdon, of Semington, Wiltshire. This is the shortened version of the Old English East-Seaxe, which meant “East Saxons.”The word has been around since around the 7 th Century, when the East Saxons had a kingdom in the area.

Gloucestershire. This name developed from the Old English Gleawceaster, which was taken from the Celtic word Glevo, meaning “bright place.”The cester is from. Can someone explain the origin of English county names. The -shire counties mostly are named after their county town except Shropshire and Hampshire; and these have odd abbreviations, Salop and Hants.

Wiltshire History. For the history buff, this is a wonderful place to be. Read about the various historical periods and the events that have left their mark on the county. Prehistoric Wiltshire. The county is justly famous for its ancient monuments: Stonehenge, Silbury Hill and Avebury, the hill forts, burial grounds and famous White Horses.

British Place Names is a comprehensive gazetteer of every named place in Great britain, as recorded by Ordnance Survey. This includes every populated place (cities, towns, villages and hamlets) as well as every named landform such as mountains and.

Scotland is a place of kings, where high mountains hide crystal clear lakes and the whisky flows as freely as the rivers. The Scots language is as rich as the country’s history.

It originally derived from Old English then Middle English before branching off into Early Scots and Middle Scots.

As the English language gained [ ]. Modern educationists make much use of place-names in arousing interest in local history—the scientific starting-point for the more extensive study of the subject—among their pupils.

A thorough study of the origin of the names of places in their own township or county is made under the guidance of the teacher and the findings given to the. WESTBURY. The ancient parish of Westbury was co-extensive with the hundred.

It was roughly crescent-shaped, stretching some seven miles from east to west, and approximately four miles from north to south, and included within its bounds were the later civil parishes of Bratton, Dilton Marsh, Heywood, and part of Chapmanslade.

I was laughing for hours trying to find the most amusing and rude place names in the British Isles. I hope you get as much pleasure reading the list as I got putting it together.

Be sure to check out our fun Word Cloud Map of the UK which incorporates al the words on this list into a fun geographical representation of the UK. History of Highworth The ancient hill-top town of Highworth occupies a pre-eminent position above the Upper Thames valley, standing metres or feet above sea level it is the highest town in Wiltshire.

It appears to have seen almost continuous occupation for years. Archaeological evidence of Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age, Roman, Romano British.The Journal of the English Place-Name Society has 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.

It is issued free to full and associate members of the Society.Author: Einar Laurentius Ekblom Title: The place-names of Wiltshire, their origin and history Publisher: Uppsala, Appelbergs Boktryckeri a.-b.

Subject (keywords, tags): Names, Geographical -- England Wiltshire Description: Thesis (doctoral)--Uppsala University, Bibliography: p. [vii]-xvi. Contributor: University of California Libraries.