"The fascination we all have for how the village, town or district where we live came to be named remains very strong, and the thirst for knowledge, whether to settle a dispute or for the simple wish to know our history better, is why I have such an interest in researching place-names
," says Richard.
of Glamorgan by Richard Morgan is published by Welsh Academic Press, priced PS19.99.
(13) In 2011, the Scottish Place-Name
Society published a selection of his place-name
essays entitled In the Beginning Was the Name} (14) a sequel of sorts to his Chicago Folklore Prize-winning Scottish PlaceNames, (15) In the last few years of his life, Bill worked with me and colleagues in Scotland, Ireland, and the United States to publish an equivalent volume of selected essays on the subject of folklore--this will be published by the University Press of Mississippi through the co-sponsorship of the Elphinstone Institute, the Folklore Society, and the American Folklore Society.
Rainer NaqeL's booK, Hobbit Place-names
, is divided into four parts, the first of which contains general discussions relevant to the book's topics, and the latter three giving Nagel's analyses of the place-names
in the Shire and Breeland.
In fact, I don't think you will find a longer isogrammatic place-name
anywhere in the English-speaking world.
Surnames derived from local place-names
were also included.
The majority of Germanic place-name
elements found in Scottish sources do not appear on record before the Middle Scots period 1450-1700 (Scott 2003b).
The English Place-Name
Survey for Staffordshire is as yet incomplete, and no firm etymology is available.
The origin of many place-names
in California which are of Indian
Given the unreliability of other types of evidence (such as literary records), place-names
should be regarded as the most reliable source available to us of the phonemic reality of previous periods in the history of the language; furthermore, Old and Middle English phonemes reconstructed through the study of onomastic material tend to show regular patterns of geographical spread, while the diffusion of the written forms recorded by the scribes in their copies of literary texts is usually subject to social and cultural processes.
Prof Hywel Wyn Owen, of the Welsh Place-Name
Society, said: "It's natural for us to be curious about the meaning of a place name when we drive past the welcome sign on the edge of a village, stroll past a street name or plot a walk on a map.
It is unclear whether a reference found in a document dated 1422 indicates that a castle and manor house actually were standing or they are merely variations on a place-name
. Based on information in the Census of Ploughs carried out in 1638 in Vidzeme it is known that the Manor pre-dates the grandparents of Caspar Ermissi, i.e.