Tamara (Homes Down Under)

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    Interesting article although i do question the depth of their research a little. Athelstone for example was named by someone who hailed from Helston in Cornwall (hence At Helston) and one of the parks there was named by a Lord Petre, who also did the same for a park near his estate in Essex - Thorndon Park. Funnily enough I grew up not far from Thorndon Park in Brentwood, and now live not far from Thorndon Park in Athelstone.

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    Great find Tamara. Some very interesting reading there.

     

    Now here's a coincidence. My surname, Mansfield, means 'a breast shaped hill'. Possibly spelt Mamsfield originally as in mammary. My 93yo mother now lives in Port Noarlunga meaning 'the place with a hill'. Quite fitting that she was drawn back to the hill.

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    Great find Tamara. Some very interesting reading there.

     

    Now here's a coincidence. My surname, Mansfield, means 'a breast shaped hill'. Possibly spelt Mamsfield originally as in mammary. My 93yo mother now lives in Port Noarlunga meaning 'the place with a hill'. Quite fitting that she was drawn back to the hill.

     

    Mansfield it far more likely to have originally meant a round field or pasture (breast shape, as you say) rather than a hill. 'Field' was never a typical word to describe a hill.

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    Although, thinking about it, it might well have been a breast-like hill in the middle of a field! So, you're probably right!

     

    With all the research I've done, I know I am. :biglaugh:

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    Not massively imaginative back then though were they?

     

    But then, life was so simple compared to today.

     

    FWIW, my mothers maiden name was Brealey which also meant ' a hedged field' or similar.

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