English (British) Submitted Place Names

These names are a subset of English names used more often in Britain. See also about English names.
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ASHFORD (Other) English (British)
The name of several places in England. All but one of these derive the second element of their name from Old English ford meaning "ford" - for the one in North Devon, it is derived from Old English worō or worth meaning "enclosure".... [more]
BOLTON (Settlement) English (British)
A town in Greater Manchester, England. Derived from the Old English bothl-tun
CAMBRIDGESHIRE (Political Subdivision) English (British)
Cambridgeshire is a county in East England.
GLOUCESTER (Settlement) English (British)
from Glevo, a Celtic name meaning "bright place" (could be related to Old English gleaw "wise, prudent") and Old English ceaster "Roman town" - see CHESTER.... [more]
GUERNSEY (Island) Medieval Scandinavian, English (British)
A Channel Island in ENGLAND. From the Old Norse root -ey, meaning "island", 'guern' is unknown.
HERM (Island) Medieval French, English (British), Medieval Scandinavian
One of the Channel Islands in ENGLAND. Likely from Old Norse 'arms', meaning "arm" due to the shape of the island, or maybe from Old French 'eremite', meaning "hermit".
KIRRIN (Island) English (British)
Kirrin Island is the fictional island in Enid Blyton's 'The Famous Five' series of children's books.
NORFOLK (Region) English (British)
County in ENGLAND. Meaning "northern people", from nor, 'north'', and folk, 'people'.
SUFFOLK (Region) English (British)
County in ENGLAND. Meaning "southern people", from suf, 'south'', and folk, 'people'.
UNITED KINGDOM (Country) English (British)
A country in Europe.... [more]
WALKDEN (Settlement) English (British)
The name Walkden or Walkeden derives from the Old English 'denu', a valley, belonging to a man possibly called Wealca.
WORCESTERSHIRE (Political Subdivision) English (British)
Worcestershire is a county in the West Midlands of ENGLAND.
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