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Jamaica place-names

by Frank Cundall

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Published by The Institute of Jamaica; etc,etc. in Kingston, Jamaica .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Names, Geographical -- Jamaica

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy Frank Cundall...
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF1864 .C8
    The Physical Object
    Paginationcover-title, 9 p
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17938877M
    LC Control Number42089541

    Scottish Jamaicans are Jamaicans of Scottish descent. Scottish Jamaicans include those of European and mixed African and Asian ancestry with Scottish ancestors and date back to the earliest period of post-Spanish, European colonisation. An early influx of Scots came in , when prisoners of war were deported by Oliver Cromwell. There was. Of names and places. Lance Neita. Saturday, Decem Me No Sen’ Yu No Come, place names in Jamaica, all with delightful bits of historical facts attached to them, and worth the.

    Jamaica Place-Names. (The Institute of Jamaica, Kingston). Jamaica National Heritage Trust website. Jamaica Road Map, (International Travel Maps, Vancouver, Canada). The Portmore Web Site for a list of subdivisions in Portmore and its Portmore 40th Anniversary page for information on the likely origin of the name Portmore.   Sometimes location names tell their own story. And Jamaica's towns, districts, rivers and streets have some really interesting ones - some are misleading, some are derived from family names, and some don't mean what you think they mean! Often the names denotes a geographic feature or landmark (Above Rocks, Red Ground, Blue Mountains, Corner Shop),.

    Jamaica is a middle-class neighborhood in the New York City borough of is mainly composed of a large commercial and retail area, though part of the neighborhood is also residential. Jamaica is bordered by Hollis to the east; St. Albans, Springfield Gardens, Rochdale Village to the southeast; and South Jamaica to the south; Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park to the west; Briarwood to Area codes: , , , and Frank Cundall FSA, FRHS, OBE, (17 January – 15 November ) was an English art historian, editor and author, the son of the writer and publisher Joseph was closely involved in the administration of and produced the reports for a series of international exhibitions held in London in the s, and catalogued the art library at the South Kensington Museum, later the Victoria Born: 17 January , London, England.


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Jamaica place-names by Frank Cundall Download PDF EPUB FB2

EXACT reproduction of the original book JAMAICA PLACE-NAMES by Frank Cundall first published in This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.

that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning : Frank Cundall. Written from a historical and geographical perspective by two authors with an intimate knowledge of the island, this book presents an entirely new approach Jamaica place-names book the study of Jamaican place names.

Maps and other sources dating from the earliest years of European contact to the twenty-first century are used to compile a data base of o by: 4. Jamaican place names range from the commonplace to the bizarre.

Densely distributed across the map of the island, they not only intrigue the visitor and the resident but also provide clues to Jamaica's past landscapes and its social and economic history.

Written from a historical and geographical perspective by two authors with an intimate knowledge of the island, this book presents an. If you find this fascinating and wish to learn more about Jamaica place names, I'll direct you to perhaps the two best authorities on this topic.

Frank Cundall with his book, JAMAICA PLACE NAMES And Inez Knibbs Sibley in her book, DICTIONARY OF JAMAICA PLACE NAMES which was published by the institute of Jamaica. Jamaica place-names. Kingston, Jamaica Institute of Jamaica; etc, etc.

(OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Frank Cundall. Find more information about: OCLC Number: Notes: "Reprinted with some slight additions from the Handbook of Jamaica for ". Bangor Ridge, Monmouth and Chepstowe in Portland, Llandilo in Westmoreland, Pencarne in St.

Mary, Newport in Manchester, Swansea in St. Catherine, Milford in St. Ann, and Llandewey, are all Welsh place names. Cardiff Hall in St. Ann is derived from the capital of Wales-Cardiff.

Cardiff Hall was also one of the estates of John Blagrove who arrived in Jamaica in Jamaican place-names can be straightforward, reflecting outstanding features of the natural landscape (eg., Above Rocks, St, Catherine). Or they can be historical, often either recalling events that took place, or famous people who lived, in an area (eg., Cudjoe Town).

Jamaican place names. [B W Higman; Brian J Hudson] Presents a fresh approach to the study of Jamaican place names. This book offers clues to the culture and national origins of the dominant planter population who were the major name-givers but also Jamaican place names.

Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, ©   Jamaica place-names by Cundall, Frank, Publication date The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.).

Place-names of Jamaica Pages: Sometimes place names in Jamaica tell their own stories. And Jamaica’s towns, districts, rivers and streets have some really interesting ones – some are misleading, some are derived from family names, and some don’t mean what you think they mean!.

Often the names denoted a geographic feature or landmark (Above Rocks, Red Ground, Blue Mountains, Corner Shop), or were named after the. Full text of "Jamaica place-names" See other formats OLIN F C8x a r J r Cornell University Library The original of this book is in the Cornell University Library.

There are no known copyright restrictions in the United States on the use of the text. Jamaica, island country of the West Indies. It is the third largest island in the Caribbean Sea, after Cuba and Hispaniola.

Jamaica is about miles ( km) long and varies from 22 to 51 miles (35 to 82 km) wide. The national capital is Kingston. Learn more about Jamaica in this article.

Inthe University of the West Indies Press published a book co-authored by B. Higman and B. Hudson called "Jamaican Place Names." It's a very informative book and I would encourage you to get a copy if you can.

The authors pointed out that the vast majority of Jamaican place names are British. Jamaican Place Names By B. Higman, B. Hudson. B.W. Higman is William Keith Hancock Professor of Australian History, former Head, History Program, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Academy for the Social Sciences in Australia, and Professor Emeritus, University of the West Indies.

Llandovery, St. Ann and Llanrumney, St. Mary (once owned by Sir Henry Morgan): Llan means holy place in Welsh, Morgan was Welsh and both are place-names found in Wales. Madras, St. Ann: Region in India, a reminder of the number of indentured East Indians who came to Jamaica in the midth century to work on the sugar estates.

World Gazetteer, Jamaica: Largest cities and towns with statistics of their population at (archived ) World Gazetteer, Jamaica: Maps at (archived ) Origin of Jamaican Place names.

Jamaica is said to have a variety of interesting place names, and Higman and Hudson set out to delve into its history. The authors stress that what they have produced is not a gazetteer of Jamaica—indeed, no list of names accompanies the book—but a study of Jamaican toponymics.

Written from a historical and geographical perspective by two authors with an intimate knowledge of the island, this book presents an entirely new approach to the study of Jamaican place names. Maps and other sources dating from the earliest years of European contact to the twenty-first century are used to compile a database of o names.

The first Irish emigrants to Jamaica arrived more than years previous to my Jamaican friend’s ancestors. InIreland’s population was 1, and in,Author: Olive Collins. Place names in St. Ann out humbly as an estate book-keeper and rose to become a large landowner, representing the parish in the House of assembly for 22 years.

• Seville - or New Seville as it was called, was founded by Jamaica’s first Spanish governorFile Size: KB. Written from a historical and geographical perspective by two authors with an intimate knowledge of the island, this book presents an entirely new approach to the study of Jamaican place names.

Maps and other sources dating from the earliest years of European contact to the twenty-first century are used to compile a database of o by: 4.ANSWER: Feb by Wellesley Gayle Hi Denny, The following Spanish place names have been found with short notes on each place. These were taken from Frank Cundall’s text "Jamaica Place Names" (pages ) published in   From Above Rocks in St.

Catherine, to Zuassure Hill, Manchester, Jamaica has an intriguing mixture of place-names that reflect its history and character. The island's name itself is believed to pay homage to a particular historical period ­ the Taino period.

Jamaica is said to mean 'land of wood and water' in Arawakan, the language.