Thursday, February 28, 2013

The place names of the city Bielefeld

translated by me from

Die Ortsnamen der Stadt Bielefeld

Westphalian place names book, Volume 5

by Birgit Meineke

Gütersloh S. 2013, 325 ISBN-13: 978-3895349355

The area of ​​the urban district of Bielefeld includes about 140 names of villages which have been testified for the first time in written form before 1600 (including original farm names kept by the oral tradition prior to 1340). To interpret this names' collection, placenames have been documented through selected historical evidence and scientifically explained.

This volume provides herewith a further contribution to the Westphalian placenames serie that is of great interest as fundamental work of Westphalia landscape not only for the name research, but also for national and local history, cultural geography and genealogical investigations.

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