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Counties, islands, and their abbreviations

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Counties, islands, and their abbreviations

The county names used in this dictionary relate to the counties as they existed prior to the county reorganization of 1974.

Great Britain

Aberdeens

Aberdeenshire

Alderney

Anglesey

Angus

Argyll

Ayrs

Ayrshire

Banffs

Banffshire

Beds

Bedfordshire

Berks

Berkshire

Berwicks

Berwickshire

Brecknocks

Brecknockshire

Bucks

Buckinghamshire

Bute

Caernarvons

Caernarvonshire

Caithness

Cambs

Cambridgeshire

Cardigans

Cardiganshire

Carmarthens

Carmarthenshire

Cheshire

Cornwall

Cumb

Cumberland

Denbighs

Denbighshire

Derbys

Derbyshire

Devon

Dorset

Dumfriess

Dumfriesshire

Dunbartons

Dunbartonshire

Durham

E Lothian

East Lothian

ER Yorks

East Riding of Yorkshire

Essex

Fife

Flints

Flintshire

Glamorgan

Gloucs

Gloucestershire

Guernsey

the Bailiwick of Guernsey

Hants

Hampshire

Herefs

Herefordshire

Herts

Hertfordshire

Hunts

Huntingdonshire

Inverness

Inverness-shire

IoM

Isle of Man

IoW

Isle of Wight

Jersey

the Bailiwick of Jersey

Kent

Kincardines

Kincardineshire

Kinross

Kinross-shire

Kirkcudbrights

Kirkcudbrightshire

Lanarks

Lanarkshire

Lancs

Lancashire

Leics

Leicestershire

Lincs

Lincolnshire

Merioneths

Merionethshire

Middx

Middlesex

Midlothian

Monmouths

Monmouthshire

Montgomerys

Montgomeryshire

Morays

Morayshire

Nairns

Nairnshire

Norfolk

Northants

Northamptonshire

Northumb

Northumberland

Notts

Nottinghamshire

NR Yorks

North Riding of Yorkshire

Orkney

Oxon

Oxfordshire

Peebless

Peeblesshire

Pembrokes

Pembrokeshire

Perths

Perthshire

Radnors

Radnorshire

Renfrews

Renfrewshire

Ross and Cromarty

Roxburghs

Roxburghshire

Rutland

Selkirks

Selkirkshire

Shetland

Shrops

Shropshire

Somerset

Staffs

Staffordshire

Stirlings

Stirlingshire

Suffolk

Surrey

Sussex

Sutherland

Warwicks

Warwickshire

Westm

Westmorland

Wigtowns

Wigtownshire

Wilts

Wiltshire

W Lothian

West Lothian

Worcs

Worcestershire

WR Yorks

West Riding of Yorkshire

Ireland (including Northern Ireland)

  • Antrim

  • Armagh

  • Carlow

  • Cavan

  • Clare

  • Cork

  • Derry

  • Donegal

  • Down

  • Dublin

  • Fermanagh

  • Galway

  • Kerry

  • Kildare

  • Kilkenny

  • Laois

  • Leitrim

  • Limerick

  • Longford

  • Louth

  • Mayo

  • Meath

  • Monaghan

  • Offaly

  • Roscommon

  • Sligo

  • Tipperary

  • Tyrone

  • Waterford

  • Westmeath

  • Wexford

  • Wicklow