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Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Angels Camp (California/USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 15 words.

Named after Henry Angel, who discovered gold in the vicinity in 1848.

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Presidente Alves (São Paulo/Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 15 words.

Named after Rodrigues Alves (1848–1919), President of Brazil (1902–6).

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Angels Camp (California/USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 15 words.

Named after Henry Angel, who discovered gold in the vicinity in 1848.

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Presidente Alves (São Paulo/Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 15 words.

Named after Rodrigues Alves (1848–1919), President of Brazil (1902–6).

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Presidente Alves (São Paulo/Brazil)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 17 words.

Named after Rodrigues Alves (1848–1919), President of Brazil (1902–6).

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Angels Camp (California/USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 15 words.

Named after Henry Angel, who discovered gold in the vicinity in 1848.

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Sears

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 107 words.

Variants: Sayers, Searson

Current frequencies: GB 2545, Ireland 29 • GB frequency 1881: 1848 • Main GB location

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Canning Town

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of London Place-Names

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 61 words.

Newham. First recorded in 1848 and marked thus on the Ordnance Survey map of 1876, a new industrial estate

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Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Chiapas/Mexico)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 53 words.

‘Tuxtla’ was the Spanish pronunciation of the Nahuatl tuchtlán ‘where rabbits abound’. In 1848 Gutiérrez was added in honour of

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Upper Hutt (North Island/New Zealand)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 47 words.

Founded in 1848 in the Hutt River valley and named after Sir William Hutt (1801–82), one of the

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Las Cruces (Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 71 words.

USA (New Mexico): ‘The Crosses’ from the Spanish cruz ‘cross’. According to a local story, it was founded in 1848

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Tamworth (Australia, Canada, UK, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 63 words.

1. Australia (New South Wales): founded in 1848 and named after the town in England which was the parliamentary constituency

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Otis (Massachusetts/USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 36 words.

Named after Harrison Gray Otis (1765–1848), a prominent Massachusetts politician who served in the US House of Representatives

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Port Pirie (South Australia/Australia)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 31 words.

Founded in 1848 and named after a ship called the John Pirie, itself named after the Lord Mayor of

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Rockland (Canada, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 33 words.

USA (Maine): originally part of Thomaston, it became a town in its own right as East Thomaston in 1848.

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Bannu (North-West Frontier/Pakistan)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 104 words.

Pona, Fort Dalīpgarh, Dalīpnagar, Edwardesābād

Founded as a fort in 1848 by Lieutenant (later, Major General Sir) Herbert Edwardes (

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Berne (Germany, Switzerland, USA)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 112 words.

1. Switzerland: locally Bern. A canton since 1353 and the capital of Switzerland since 1848. According to legend, Berthold

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Costa Rica

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 170 words.

The Republic of Costa Rica (República de Costa Rica) since 1848. It was named the ‘Rich Coast’ by Christopher

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Inverell (New South Wales/Australia)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 31 words.

Founded in 1848, it has a Gaelic name meaning ‘Meeting of the Swans’, a reference to its location at

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Norvalspont (Northern Cape/South Africa)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 23 words.

‘Norval's Ferry’, a reference to a Scotsman who established a ferry crossing here over the Orange River in 1848.

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