Etymology and history
Erskine Road was named after Samuel Erskine of Howarth Erskine and Company, a well-known engineering company in the 1870s. An alternative view holds that this road was named after J.J. Erskine, who was listed as a government officer owning land in Singapore in 1824. It would appear that the first view is more likely to be the correct one, as the road was not named until 1907, when a number of houses were built along the road.
- Victor R Savage, Brenda S A Yeoh (2004), Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names, Eastern University Press, ISBN 981-210-364-3
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