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Type Political Subdivision & Region
Usage English

Meaning & History

May mean "county of the army river crossing", deriving from the Old English for "army", here, and "river crossing", ford, making Hereford, and sċīr, from Proto-West Germanic *skīru meaning "county”.

Herefordshire is a ceremonial and historical county in the West Midlands, England.
Added 8/7/2023 by portanbeag
Edited 4/30/2024 by Mike C and portanbeag