Etymologic cartography

Ralph Straumann

Ralph is a world-citizen, a geoinformation specialist by profession, and interested in many topics. Here, he'll confine himself mostly to things geo-visual.

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  1. p.h. says:

    Delaware = de la ware, from Thomas West, 3rd Baron de la Warr (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delaware). It’s a bit odd to come up with “Lord of” when it is just the titel (i.e. Adelsprädikat) “de la” – or basically the name of a person.
    But I noticed they did the same with “Washington” – so it is probably just consistent.

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