Talk:List of the most common U.S. county name etymologies

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origins[edit]

For obvious reasons there is a large amount of repeated verbiage in this article.

Can we be sure of all the origins? Maybe in some cases the supporters of a county name had different ideas about why they were naming it.

It might be interesting to go into common county names down to the less common ones. PatGallacher 03:09, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

Question: Why does the article title differ from the one given in the text? That is, the title suggests that this should be a list of those things US counties have been most commonly named for, while the summary states this is a list of most common county names, even though it then is a duplicate of List of the most common U.S. county names! If this was a list of most common county name etymologies like it should be, there would be changes in the order. For example, as correctly mentioned here, 15 of the 18 Clay Counties are named for Henry Clay (and 1 for his son), but there are a total of 11 Fayette Counties and 6 Lafayette Counties, all named for Marquis de la Fayette, therefore making 17 different US counties named for La Fayette. So if this truly was a list of most common etymologies, Lafayette should be higher on such list than Clay. However, this approach might prove somewhat difficult with for example all the Union Counties which of course each are named for a union, but almost everyone for a different specific union... --208.53.147.81 00:08, 25 October 2006 (UTC)