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A’BECKETT, Arthur William (1844 - 1909), Barrister, Gray’s Inn; journalist, novelist, and dramatist

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Intellectual History; Interdisciplinary Studies; Communication Studies. 323 words.

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῾Ā′isha

Patrick Hanks, Kate Hardcastle and Flavia Hodges.

in A Dictionary of First Names

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 12 words.

(Arabic)

‘Alive, thriving’; name of Muḥammad's third and favourite wife.

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Aaberg

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 30 words.

1. Scandinavian (Åberg): ornamental name from aa, å ‘river’ + berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’.

2. Norwegian: habitational name

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Aaby

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 22 words.

Norwegian and Danish: habitational name from a place called Aaby or Åby, from å ‘river’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’.

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Aachen

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 67 words.

City in sw North Rhine-Westphalia, w Germany. The city is noted for its sulphur baths, used by the Romans, which

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Aachen (North Rhine–Westphalia/Germany)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 114 words.

Derived from the Old High German aha ‘water’, a reference to the springs here. The springs of Grannus were named

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Aachen (North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 113 words.

Aquis Granum, Aix-la-Chapelle

Derived from the Old High German aha ‘water’, a reference to the springs here. The springs of

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Aadland

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 30 words.

Norwegian: habitational name from a place called Ådland, from Old Norse Árland ‘land by the river’.

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Aagaard

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 23 words.

Norwegian and Danish: variant of Ågård (see Agard).

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Aagard

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 10 words.

Norwegian and Danish: variant of Ågård (see Agard).

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