Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States

by Henry Gannett

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This is the standard reference work on place names in the United States. It is an alphabetical list of ab names, with precise geographical references. The location in a county and state, and the derivation and meaning of the name, are given for each by: 2.

A large number of places in the U.S were named after places in England largely as a result of English settlers and explorers of the Thirteen Colonies. Some names were carried over directly and are found throughout the country (such as Manchester, Birmingham and Rochester).Others carry the prefix "New"; for example, the largest city in the US, New York, was named after.

An official website of the United States government. Here's how you know. The origin of certain place names in the United States (second edition) The origin of certain place names in the United States (second edition) Series title: Bulletin:.

The origin of certain place names in the United States by Henry Gannett,Govt. Print. Off. edition, in English - 2d by: 2. Other place-names are hybrids of Celtic and Anglo-Saxon elements. There is a high level of personal names within the place names, presumably the names of local landowners at the time of naming.

In the north and east, there are many place names of Norse origin; similarly, these contain many personal names. About this Book Catalog Record Details. The origin of certain place names in the United States, by Henry Gannett, Henry, View full.

The contribution, of which this paper forms a part was prepared for publication as a bulletin of the U. Geological Survey under the title of The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Henry Gannett was born at Bath, Me., Aug Written back in the s, "Names on the Land" is a collection of stories relating how various places in the United States got their names.

Stewart starts out describing how early explorers named natural geographic features and carries the story of /5. (Henry Gannett, Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States, page ) MOUNT WASHINGTON, see Mount Saint Helens.

MOUNT WHITMAN, see Mount Rainier. MOUNT YOUNG, near Wescott Creek, on San Juan Island, in San Juan County. The name first appears on the British Admirali­ ty ChartRichards, The name does not appear on.

of British Columbia Coast Names,by Captain John T. Waibran, published by the Canadian Government at Ottawa in ; The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States, by Henry Gannett, published by the United States Government in (second edition); "Aboriginal Geographic Names in the.

Meany, Edmond S. Origin of Washington Place Names. University of Washington Press (Seattle), Edmond Meany was a Professor of History at the University of Washington in the late s and early s. He wrote several books on Washington history and geography. I have transcribed all of the entries for Lewis County locations from his book.

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Place-name research is relatively new in the United States, and until quite recently, very few states have bee n s ub j ec t t o a n y c o mp r e h e n s i ve t rea t me n t. However, in Europ e, the investi gati on into the origin and meaning of names has been studied for a great many years as a branch of philology or etymology.

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state names. Grades: 5 From a book, Las Sergas de Probably from an Indian word meaning “this is the place,” or “the Beautiful Land”. united states (n.) attested fromoriginally with reference to Holland; the North American confederation first so called in United Provinces were the seven northern provinces of the Netherlands, allied fromlater developing into the kingdom of Holland.

Certain is a topographic surname, which is a type of hereditary surname. These were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that.

The celebrated author of Names on the Land has here collected the histories of s place-namesincluding the names of many notable places, chief rivers, cities, and states, as well as those that have special historical significance and that reflect early customs and dialects.

The culmination of a lifetime of investigation, this book provides the linguistic meaning/5. Bureau of the Census, Industry Division (), Book Publishing Industry in the United States:Facts for Industry, OCLC Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt [ de ] ().

The book in America: a history of the making and selling of books in the United States (2nd ed.). Meaning and history. Toponym is the general name for any place or geographical entity.

Related, more specific types of toponym include hydronym for a body of water and oronym for a mountain or hill. A toponymist is one who studies toponymy. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word "toponymy" first appeared in English in ; since then, toponym has come to replace.

Inthe top ten family names in the United States, seven have English origins or having possible mixed British Isles heritage, the other three being of Spanish origin. Many African Americans have their origins in slavery (i.e. slave name). Many of them came to bear the surnames of their former owners.

Many freed slaves either created California: 4. No such general investigation has been attempted, though a good deal of material for it is assembled in the Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States, by Henry Gannett, 2nd ed.; Washington,and in A History of the Origin of the Place Names in Nine Northwestern States, 2nd ed.; Chicago, A surname, family name, or last name is the portion (in some cultures) of a personal name that indicates a person's family (or tribe or community, depending on the culture).

Depending on the culture, all members of a family unit may have identical surnames or there may be variations based on the cultural rules.The name Grayson is distinct to the United States and exemplary of American parent’s love-affair with last names as first names.

Grayson does not debut on the American popularity charts until so its usage is quite recent. Nonetheless, the name climbs more than positions on the charts in a little more than 25 years.