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Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Marsh

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 34 words.

‘(place at) the marsh’, OE mersc: Marsh Shrops. Mersse 1086 (db). Marsh Gibbon Bucks. Merse 1086 (

Marsh

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 42 words.

English: topographic name for someone who lived by or in a marsh or fen, Middle English mershe (Old English mersc

Carswell Marsh

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 30 words.

Chersvelle 1086 (db), Carsewell Merssh 1467. ‘(Marsh at) the spring or stream where water-cress grows’. OE cærse

Figge's Marsh

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of London Place-Names

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 28 words.

(at Mitcham)

Merton. Fygmershe c.1530, Figges Marsh 1876, named from the family of William Fige, recorded

Pripet Marshes (Belarus–Ukraine)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 30 words.

‘Woodland Marshes’ from the Russian po ‘along’ and les ‘wood’, thus poles′ye. The English name comes from the Pripyat′

Pripet Marshes (Belarus–Ukraine)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 31 words.

‘Woodland Marshes’ from the Russian po ‘along’ and les ‘wood’, thus poles′ye. The English name comes from the Pripyat′ River which flows through the area....

Marsh

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. 52 words.

Transferred use of the surname, in origin a local name for someone who lived on a patch of marshy ground, from Middle English ...

Marsh

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. 249 words.

Variants: Mersh, Mash

Current frequencies: GB 30106, Ireland 435 • GB frequency 1881: 21225 • Main GB location

marsh

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 45 words.

Flat, wetland area, devoid of peat, saturated by moisture during one or more seasons. Typical vegetation includes grasses, sedges, reeds

Pripet Marshes (Belarus-Ukraine)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 29 words.

‘Woodland Marshes’ from the Russian po ‘along’ and les ‘wood’, thus poles′ye. The English name comes from the Pripyat′

Dilton Marsh

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 19 words.

Dulinton 1190. Probably ‘farmstead of a man called *Dulla’. OE pers. name (genitive -n) + tūn.

Denge Marsh

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 5 words.

Baldon, Marsh

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 38 words.

Balde(n)done 1086 (db), Mersse Baldindon 1241, Totbaldindon 1316. ‘Hill of a man

Marsh Baldon

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 5 words.

Netley Marsh

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of British Place Names

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 33 words.

Natanleaga late 9th cent., Nutlei [sic] 1086 (db), Nateleg 1248. Probably ‘wet wood or clearing’.

Lower Marsh

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of London Place-Names

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 19 words.

(at Waterloo)

Lambeth. Street so called from the former marshland here known as Lambethe Marshe, see Lambeth.

Rammey Marsh

A. D. Mills.

in A Dictionary of London Place-Names

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 44 words.

Enfield. Marked thus on the Ordnance Survey map of 1887, named from Ramhey 1538, Rammey 1610, probably

Bacchus Marsh (Victoria/Australia)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 19 words.

Lying on the Werribee River, it was named after its founder, Captain William Bacchus, in 1838.

Bacchus Marsh (Victoria/Australia)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 19 words.

Lying on the Werribee River, it was named after its founder, Captain William Bacchus, in 1838.

Bacchus Marsh (Victoria/Australia)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 19 words.

Lying on the Werribee River, it was named after its founder, Captain William Bacchus, in 1838.