British and irish toponyms in the South Atlantic States

Harold E. Gulley*

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Toponymic patterns of 542 features in the South Atlantic states confirm the commonly accepted view of historians and geographers that the coastal plain was dominated by English settlers and the backcountry was settled largely by Celtic immigrants from the fringes of the British Isles. Many toponyms were transferred directly while others were based upon the names of the British royal family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-102
Number of pages18
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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