|Author:||Andy (guest, 22.214.171.124)|
|Date:||October 18, 2004 at 1:21:20 AM|
|Reply to:||Somerset by Seda*|
There is excellent cider that goes by the name Somerset, and it comes from the area in the south west of England. There are varoius place-names in Britain, their names are explained as "(District of) settlers around Somerton". Somerton again originally was a "farmstead used in summer", except Somerton, Suffolk, which used to be "a farmstead of a man called Sumarlithi" (an Old Scandinavian name).
All of this is taken from the Oxford Dictionary of Place-names (1998).
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