Submitted Place Name Revision History

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10/7/2015, 6:05 AM Eievie

Name Ellesmere
Type Settlement
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. ELZ-meer
Edit Status Status3. usages AND description are verified

Meaning & History

The name of a town in Shropshire, England, which possibly meant either "Elli's lake", "principal lake" or "eel lake". The first element may refer to the personal name Elli or to an adjoining lake or mere that was the largest of several in the neighbourhood, or could be derived from Old English ǣl meaning "eel"; the second element is Old English mere "sea, ocean; lake, pool, pond, cistern".
Added 10/7/2015 by Eievie