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Subject: Nancy/ Nantia
Author: Laurenzia   (Authenticated as pinkmoon_lj)
Date: February 26, 2009 at 10:33:15 PM
The information page on BtN says that there is a town in France with the name Nancy, although derived from a different source.

I've been doing a bit of research on this, and have thus far come up with this as it's alternative etymology: Nancy, the city in northeast France had the Medieval Latin name of Nanceiacum or Nantiacum. This derives from the Gaulish personal name Nantio, with the Latin suffix 'acum, meaning 'place'.

Also, at this website: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/IRL-SLIGO/2000-09/0970243262 Nancy is listed as the latin word for Nantia.

Does anyone have any further information on the meaning of the Latin name Nantia/ Nantio?

TIA!

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