How did your town get's it's name? 36 replies

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Poels

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#1 14 years ago

My town was named by Indians. Tell me how your town got it's name? :)




Tachyon

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#2 14 years ago

I live in Louth, next to the River Ludd. In Anglo-Saxon, Ludd means 'noisy water'. Because we are right next to it, over time the name got corrupted and became Louth. There's a bit of history for you!

P.S. Where do you live Poels?




Gumdrops

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#3 14 years ago

OMG!! My surname is Louth, and my Grandparents are from Louth!! Wow!

I live in Newcastle....We got a castle, and it was new! :p




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#4 14 years ago

Plymouth = mouth of the river Plym


Thinking about it.



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#5 14 years ago

Kuala Lumpur, it literally means "City of mud" yeah 100 years ago KL was a very muddy metropolis.




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#6 14 years ago

I live in both Leiden and Zoeterwoude: Leiden: This name originates from the old dutch watername "Lagitho", this word contains the word lag (=water) and -itho, which indicates that we are talking about lots of water. Lagitho advanced to "Leitho" , to "Leithe" and along the river they build the place of "Leithon" or "leithen", a declined form of the original watername which litteral means "place laying along the Leithe". The watername disapeared but the placename of "leithen" did continued to exist and advanced to what today is known as "Leiden". Zoeterwoude: Zoeterwoude contains the watername Zoete, which originates from the older Zwiete. The meaning of this watername is 'zoet water' (sweet water) also think of the english sweet, its almost pronounced the same as Zwiete. Woude comes from woud (wood/forest). Zoeterwoude litteral means 'wood of the people that live along the Zoete (Sweet)'. source: http://www.leidschdagblad.nl/Index/0,4412,,00.html?sHoofdUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.leidschdagblad.nl%2FPagina%2F0%2C7104%2C14-1-2270-8156-2028328-1488-1346613-%2C00.html




Tachyon

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#7 14 years ago
HoriZoNOMG!! My surname is Louth, and my Grandparents are from Louth!! Wow! I live in Newcastle....We got a castle, and it was new! :p

You do mean the Louth in Lincolnshire right? What were your grandparets names?




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#8 14 years ago

My town stole it's name off of Thomas Telford. Thieving scumbags.




Gumdrops

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#9 14 years ago
TachyonYou do mean the Louth in Lincolnshire right? What were your grandparets names?

Yeah, Louth in Lincoln. My grandfather was Harry Louth, he took on the name when he was adopted by a local butcher. Or so my grandmother says. :)




Da-Ko

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#10 14 years ago

I think my town was named because it died and rose again. Basicly there was a old old city and the vanished because of a droubt and then we cam a long and built a big city called Phoenix. Anyway we are having a ten year droubt now... Its 105 F today...