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JERSEY (/ˈdʒɜːrzi/ , French: ; Jèrriais : Jèrri , officially the Bailiwick of Jersey
Jersey
(French : Bailliage de Jersey), is a British Crown Dependency

CONTENTS

* 1 Historic mentions * 2 Origin of the name * 3 See also * 4 References

HISTORIC MENTIONS

Société Jersiaise : jersiais is the demonym in French from Jersey
Jersey
The Wace
Wace
monument in the Royal Square: "Jo di e dirai ke jo sui Wace
Wace
de l’isle de Gersui" I say and will say that I am Wace
Wace
from the Island of Jersey
Jersey

* Andium (?) 4th century * insula Gersoi 1022/1026. * insula Gerseii, var. Gersey, Gersei, Gersoii 1042. * Gersus ~1070. * insula de Gerzoi 1080/~1082. * insula de Gersoi 1066/1083. * insula Gersoi 1066/1083. * l'isle de Gersui 1160/1174. * in Gersoio 1223/1236. * Gersuy 1339. * Gersui 1339. * insula de Jersey
Jersey
1372. * insula de Jereseye 1372. * insula de Gersey 1386. * insula de Jersey
Jersey
1419. * Iarsay 1585. * Jarsey 1693. * Jerzey 1753. * Isle de Gersey 1753/1785. * Jerry 1829. * Ile de Jersey
Jersey
1854.

ORIGIN OF THE NAME

Caesarea Dental Clinic, Saint Helier
Saint Helier
A member of the Caesarean Cycling Club in Jersey
Jersey
wearing the word Caesarean on his kit

The Channel Islands
Channel Islands
are mentioned in the Antonine Itinerary
Antonine Itinerary
as the following: Sarnia, Caesarea, Barsa, Silia and Andium, but Jersey cannot be identified specifically because none corresponds directly to the present names. Furthermore, later records evoke Angia (also spelled Agna ).

Andium is a Latinized version of the Gaulish (Celtic) *Andion, with and- the Gaulish intensive prefix meaning "very", "much", "big". Andium roughly translates as "big Island", Jersey
Jersey
being the largest of the Channel Islands. The spelling Angia could be an ultimate development of *Andia.

Some others identify it as Caesarea, a late recorded Roman name influenced by the Old English
Old English
suffix -ey for "island"; this is plausible if, in the regional pronunciation of Latin , Caesarea was not but . Another theory is that the variation of the "J" sound today could be connected with phonetical cousins "g" and "k" ( International Phonetic Alphabet
International Phonetic Alphabet
) through variable pronunciations based on similar spelling. Theoretically, if Caesarea was originally pronounced with a "k", that may have naturally developed into a "g" sound for locals (or foreigners), making Gersei, Gersoi, or the other spellings relatable. Because "g" is pronounced as both a hard glutteral "g" as in "go" or a soft "j" as in "gym" or "gem", the spelling of Jersey
Jersey
could be a result of the variance in its pronunciation.

The name Caesarea has been used as the Latin name for Jersey
Jersey
(also in its French version Césarée) since William Camden
William Camden
's Britannia (published in 1586), and is used in titles of associations and institutions today. The Latin name Caesarea was also applied to the colony of New Jersey
Jersey
as Nova Caesarea. Gazette de Césarée, Jersey
Jersey
newspaper, 1812

Angia could be a misspelling for *Augia, that is the Latinized form of Germanic *aujō (> Old English
Old English
ī(e)ġ > is-land), that could have extended before the Viking Age
Viking Age
along the coast of France, as for île d\'Yeu (Augia, Insula Oya) or Oye-Plage
Oye-Plage
(Ogia 7th century) and constitutes the suffix -ey in Jersey, Guernsey
Guernsey
(Greneroi), Alderney (Alneroi) and Chausey
Chausey
(Calsoi). Chausey
Chausey
can be compared with Cholsey (GB, Berkshire, Ċeolesiġ 891), interpreted by Eilert Ekwall
Eilert Ekwall
as "Ċeola 's island".

The ending -ey denotes an island.

These -ey names could have been reinforced by the Viking heritage, because -ey is similar, so that it is possible to interpret the first part of the toponym as an Old Norse
Old Norse
element. The source of it is unclear. Scholars surmise it derives from hjörr ( Old Norse
Old Norse
for "sword") or jarl (earl), or perhaps a personal name, Geirr ("Geirr's Island"). The personal name explanation is accepted by Richard Coates, who also discusses the names of the other Channel Islands.

SEE ALSO

* History of Jersey
Jersey
* Norman toponymy * -hou
-hou

REFERENCES

* ^ "www.gov.je – Welcome to the States of Jersey
Jersey
website". States of Jersey
Jersey
. 2006. Retrieved 15 October 2006. * ^ Antonine Itinerary
Antonine Itinerary
, 4th century * ^ Marie Fauroux, Recueil des actes des ducs de Normandie (911–1066), Mémoire de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie XXXVI, Caen, 1961, p. 161, § 49. * ^ Marie Fauroux, Recueil des actes des ducs de Normandie (911–1066), Mémoire de la Société des Antiquaires de Normandie XXXVI, Caen, 1961, p. 255, § 99. * ^ Adrian Room, Dictionary of place names in the British Isles, Bloomsbury, London, 1988, p. 188. * ^ Lucien Musset, Les actes de Guillaume le Conquérant et de la Reine Mathilde pour les abbayes caennaises, Mémoires de la société des Antiquaires de Normandie XXXVII, Caen, 1967, p. 84, § 8. * ^ Lucien Musset, Les actes de Guillaume le Conquérant et de la Reine Mathilde pour les abbayes caennaises, Mémoires de la société des Antiquaires de Normandie XXXVII, Caen, 1967, p. 94, § 11. * ^ Lucien Musset, Les actes de Guillaume le Conquérant et de la Reine Mathilde pour les abbayes caennaises, Mémoires de la société des Antiquaires de Normandie XXXVII, Caen, 1967, p. 97, § 12. * ^ Wace
Wace
, Roman de Rou (1160/1174), édition de Hugo Andersen, Heilbronn, 1877, III, v. 5302, 5305. * ^ Julie Fontanel, Le cartulaire du chapitre cathédral de Coutances, Archives départementales de la Manche, Saint-Lô, 2003, p. 411, § 273. * ^ Léopold Delisle, Les actes normands de la Chambre des Comptes sous Philippe de Valois (1328–1350), Rouen, Le Brument, 1871, p. 208, § 116. * ^ Léopold Delisle, Les actes normands de la Chambre des Comptes sous Philippe de Valois (1328–1350), Rouen, Le Brument, 1871, p. 209, § 117. * ^ Rôles Normands et Français et autres pièces tirées des archives de Londres par Bréquigny en 1764, 1765 et 1766, Mémoires de la société des Antiquaires de Normandie XXIII (3e série, 3e volume), 1re partie, Paris, 1858, p. 4b, § 42. * ^ Rôles Normands et Français et autres pièces tirées des archives de Londres par Bréquigny en 1764, 1765 et 1766, Mémoires de la société des Antiquaires de Normandie XXIII (3e série, 3e volume), 1re partie, Paris, 1858, p. 4b, § 46. * ^ Rôles Normands et Français et autres pièces tirées des archives de Londres par Bréquigny en 1764, 1765 et 1766, Mémoires de la société des Antiquaires de Normandie XXIII (3e série, 3e volume), 1re partie, Paris, 1858, p. 5b, § 61. * ^ Rôles Normands et Français et autres pièces tirées des archives de Londres par Bréquigny en 1764, 1765 et 1766, Mémoires de la société des Antiquaires de Normandie XXIII (3e série, 3e volume), 1re partie, Paris, 1858, p. 72a, § 393. * ^ Gerard Mercator (1512–1594), Britannia et Normandia cum confinibus regionibus, Duisbourg, 1585 . * ^ Greenville Collins, Chart of the channell, Manche, 1693 . * ^ Herman van Loon, D2.me carte particuliere des costes de Normandie contenant les costes du Cotentin depuis la Pointe de la Percée Jusqu'a Granville ou sont Comprises les Isles de Jersey, Grenezey, Cers, et Aurigny, avec les Isles de Brehat. Comme elles paroissent a basse Mer dans les grandes marées, Atlas Van Keulen, Amsterdam, 1753 * ^ Cassini 's map. * ^ La Gazette de l'Île de Jersey. 24 January 1829. Missing or empty title= (help ) * ^ V. Lavasseur, Atlas National Illustré des 86 départements et des possessions de la France, A. Combette éditeur, Paris, 1854. * ^ Dominique Fournier, Wikimanche. * ^ "History of stamps". Jersey
Jersey
Post . Archived from the original on 8 May 2006. Retrieved 6 October 2006. * ^ Harper, Douglas (November 2001). "Online Etymological Dictionary". Retrieved 7 October 2006. * ^ Le Messurier, H. W. (December 1916). "The Early Relations between Newfoundland and the Channel Islands". Geographical Review. American Geographical Society. 2 (6): 449. JSTOR
JSTOR
207514 . doi :10.2307/207514 . * ^ Marguerite Syvret and Joan Stevens (1998). Balleine's History of Jersey. La Société Jersiaise. ISBN 1-86077-065-7 . * ^ "The Duke of York\'s Release to John Lord Berkeley, and Sir George Carteret, 24th of June, 1664". avalon.law.yale.edu. Retrieved 2011-09-22. * ^ "So what\'s all this stuff about Nova Caesarea??". avalon.law.yale.edu. Retrieved 2011-09-22. * ^ T. F Hoad, English Etymology, Oxford University Press paperback 1993. * ^ François de Beaurepaire, Les noms des communes et anciennes paroisses de la Manche, éditions Picard 1986. p. 100. * ^ The Concise Oxford Dictionary Of English Placenames, Oxford 1947. * ^ Lepelley, René (1999). Noms de lieux de Normandie et des îles Anglo-Normandes. Paris: Bonneton. ISBN 2862532479 . * ^ "Jersey", Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names. John Everett-Heath . Oxford University Press 2005. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Jersey
Jersey
Library. 6 October 2006 * ^ The ancient and modern names of the Channel Islands: a linguistic history. Richard Coates . Paul Watkins 1991.

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