Anglo-Norman Submitted Place Names

Anglo-Norman names were used by medieval Anglo-Normans in England.
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DURHAM   (Settlement & Region)   English, Anglo-Norman
A cathedral city in the North-East of England. The name is derived from the city's Latin name Dunelm, which comprises of the Celtic element dun, 'fortress' (c.f Welsh dinas, 'city') and the Old Norse holme, which meant an island (referring to the peninsular formed by the River Wear).