Hello from Lincolnshire

hoddesdon

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#23
I feel stupid. I really had no idea there was a Boston, England. I know a lot of the other towns/cities here with the same name but I thought Boston was unique :crying: (I'm from Boston, USA). Pfft haha
I agree with the OP that most people do not know that there is a Boston in England because it is a small town. It was only relatively recently that I discovered that (possibly three or four years ago).

When you think about it, is logical that there is a Boston in England, since "-ton" is one of the standard suffixes that were used to create placenames when the Anglo-Saxons first arrived in England - it existed in Old English, but not in modern English, so Americans would not have used it to create a completely new placename. Hence it must have been named after a place in England.
 

cobalt_bluester

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#24
I feel stupid. I really had no idea there was a Boston, England. I know a lot of the other towns/cities here with the same name but I thought Boston was unique :crying: (I'm from Boston, USA). Pfft haha
Alot of US names are derived from places in England when people emigrated during the war so I believe.
 
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