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Subject: Re: Somerset
Author: Andy   (guest)
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).

Andy ;—)

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