English County Name Origins

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Can you name the English ceremonial counties from the origins of their names?

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MeaningCounty
District of the deer village (Norse/Gaelic), or maybe of the valley of oaks
Territory of the Cantiaci tribe
District of the bridge over the River Granta
Territory of the east Saxons
Territory of the Dumnonii tribe
District of Bieda's ford
Territory of the northern people
Eight-sided island or place of division
District of the willow tree farm
Roman town at breast or mother hill
District of the Roman city of the Ligore tribe
District of the ford used by stags
District of the Roman colony by the pool
District of the ford by the landing place
The, er, west middle lands. That's all.
District of the northern home farm
District of Wæring's village
District of the fort near the scrub-land
District of the yew trees (Brythonic) or boar (Old English/Norse)
District of the Roman city (of legions)
Summer farm
District of the ford used by oxen
MeaningCounty
District of Snot's meadow
Territory of the peninsula people
Nobody really knows but, perhaps the marsh fort city or city on the boat river
The place of the bridge (Old English)
Southern district
Bearroc, a forest of box trees (perhaps on a hill)
District of the ford used by the army
Territory of the south Saxons
Territory of the southern people
Land between two named rivers
Rota's territory
Territory north of the River Humber
District of the home town
Land of the Brythonic countrymen
District of Bucca's meadow
District of the Roman fort on the River Lune (pure river)
District of the Roman town of the Weogora tribe
Beside the boundary river
District of the bright place
Perhaps from a place with fist-sized stones or the Durotriges tribe
District of the island with a hill

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