Why is Hampshire called Hants?

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Found 21st May 2008
Exactly as the title says really ^ ! I understand how Hertfordshire is abbreviated to Herts etc, but where does Hants come from with Hampshire? Where does the T come from...and the N???!!!

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Southampton ?

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masterruckus;2149678

http://www.hants.gov.uk/abouthnt.htmlgoogle is your friend



What a genius you are! I thought it would cause a bit more discussion than that though lol. Thanks!!!

lol sorry bout that.. its usually to do with some invader changing the names of something back in the day..exciting stuff

masterruckus;2149724

lol sorry bout that.. its usually to do with some invader changing the … lol sorry bout that.. its usually to do with some invader changing the names of something back in the day..exciting stuff



I thought it must have been the Cartographer made a typing error when they first recorded the boundaries...
Easily done if your keyboard has the letters worn like what mine has...N next to M, P and T look very sinilar on a worm keyboard.:whistling:

I had an interview today and the address was down as ??? 1DJ...googled it ( after all GIYF) and it came up as a middle of a field...so I rang them and they gave me the post code of the property next door...ok....at interview, explained to me that long ago someone thought it would be a good idea to give the radio stations a postcode ending 1DJ (disk jockey), which was great until we got online mapping and GPS!!

well i live in Hampshire and i dont know why its called Hants:?

I'm a hampshire lass too and dont know why its called hants lol

Banned

Is it pants in Hants!

Mardyass;2150269

I'm a hampshire lass too and dont know why its called hants lol



where r u from in Hampshire?

Andover, you?

Mardyass;2150310

Andover, you?




Is that "Andover 2, you?"

edna_clouds;2150340

Is that Andover 2, you?



eh???:?

I meant I'm from Andover what about you? lol sorry for any confusion!

Mardyass;2150310

Andover, you?



Basingstoke

edna_clouds;2150340

Is that "Andover 2, you?"



Nope.".Andover your magazine...I've finished mine......." :roll:

rockyfella;2150359

Nope.".Andover your magazine...I've finished mine......." :roll:



lmao nice one:thumbsup:

julie 2;2150355

Basingstoke



not that far then:)

Mardyass;2150342

eh???:?I meant I'm from Andover what about you? lol sorry for any … eh???:?I meant I'm from Andover what about you? lol sorry for any confusion!



I knew what you meant but I've got my silly head on.....I've. been to Andover many a times..:thumbsup:

Mardyass;2150372

not that far then:)



No just down the road then.
I was born in A ndover and move to Basingstoke when i was one:thumbsup:

edna_clouds;2150373

I knew what you meant but I've got my silly head on.....I've. been to … I knew what you meant but I've got my silly head on.....I've. been to Andover many a times..:thumbsup:



and I'm in thick mode lol

julie 2;2150390

No just down the road then.I was born in A ndover and move to Basingstoke … No just down the road then.I was born in A ndover and move to Basingstoke when i was one:thumbsup:


was in basingstoke last week,got loads of bargains in primark lol :thumbsup:

found a 4 year old whilst I was there too,wasnt yours was he? haha

Mardyass;2150414

was in basingstoke last week,got loads of bargains in primark lol … was in basingstoke last week,got loads of bargains in primark lol :thumbsup:found a 4 year old whilst I was there too,wasnt yours was he? haha



yeah we got a primarks at last lol.
no not my 4 year old mine girls are 19 & 12 lol:-D

derived from the Old English Hantum plus Scir (meaning a district … derived from the Old English Hantum plus Scir (meaning a district governed from the settlement now known as Southampton)



I weren't far off then! :whistling:
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