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#191752 - 07/01/10 10:36 PM Re: City and Country names ending with "s" [Re: CarlAdler]
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Huh. Looks as if the apostrophe may have simply been omitted, Carl:
Hx.

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#191756 - 07/01/10 11:38 PM Re: City and Country names ending with "s" [Re: CarlAdler]
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Though it lacks the "s," there is a well-known place with the same sound at the end, and I have no idea how it was named: The Bronx.
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#191757 - 07/02/10 12:46 AM Re: City and Country names ending with "s" [Re: beck123]
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From what I can glean The river was named after a one Jonas Bronck and soon became known as Broncks river and then mispelled as bronx.

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#191766 - 07/02/10 12:27 PM Re: City and Country names ending with "s" [Re: olly]
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And speaking of Bronx, why is the borough called THE Bronx?
and why The Hague, THE Hague? Perhaps Bran can help with this.
(And just for fun, why Donald Trump, THE Donald?)
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#191767 - 07/02/10 04:01 PM Re: City and Country names ending with "s" [Re: LukeJavan8]
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This might seem that it is getting away from my question but it has circled back to precede my question. In some writings I do I referred to Solomons, Maryland also known as Solomons Island as
THE SOLOMONS and I was called to account for this (The use of THE). I had no good answer other than I heard others use this terminology. It was looking into this when I got "hung-up" on the cities ending in s thing that started all this.

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#191770 - 07/02/10 07:39 PM Re: City and Country names ending with "s" [Re: olly]
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I heard of the Bronck family explanation, too, but I also read years ago that it had been discredited, and the actual origin is unknown. I never looked into it when I lived in NY - too busy with my own genealogy to bother with theirs.
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#191773 - 07/02/10 08:46 PM Re: City and Country names ending with "s" [Re: CarlAdler]
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Originally Posted By: CarlAdler
This might seem that it is getting away from my question but it has circled back to precede my question. In some writings I do I referred to Solomons, Maryland also known as Solomons Island as
THE SOLOMONS and I was called to account for this (The use of THE). I had no good answer other than I heard others use this terminology. It was looking into this when I got "hung-up" on the cities ending in s thing that started all this.




Interesting. Being called to account happens here frequently.
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#191786 - 07/03/10 09:40 AM Re: City and Country names ending with "s" [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

And speaking of Bronx, why is the borough called THE Bronx?
and why The Hague, THE Hague? Perhaps Bran can help with this.
And just for fun, why Donald Trump, THE Donald?)


"Later ( after 2148), the counts of Holland used The Hague as their administrative centre and residence when in Holland. 'Des Graven Hage' literally means "the count's wood", with connotations like "the count's hedge or private enclosure".

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#191788 - 07/03/10 11:46 AM Re: City and Country names ending with "s" [Re: BranShea]
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

And speaking of Bronx, why is the borough called THE Bronx?
and why The Hague, THE Hague? Perhaps Bran can help with this.
And just for fun, why Donald Trump, THE Donald?)


"Later ( after 2148), the counts of Holland used The Hague as their administrative centre and residence when in Holland. 'Des Graven Hage' literally means "the count's wood", with connotations like "the count's hedge or private enclosure".



The counts of Holland. Interesting. Related to the Counts of
Flanders??? (And I presume in 1248.)(Cannot be too future-
oriented!)
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#191795 - 07/04/10 09:26 AM Re: City and Country names ending with "s" [Re: LukeJavan8]
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"Later ( after 2148)", Ah, a little twist of time, is all. smile

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