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Definitions for Lancashire
ˈlæŋ kəˌʃɪər, -ʃərlan·cashire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lancashirenoun

    a historical area of northwestern England on the Irish Sea; noted for textiles


  1. Lancashirenoun

    A maritime county in the north-west of England bordered by the Irish Sea, Cumberland, Westmorland, Yorkshire and Cheshire.


  1. Lancashire

    Lancashire ( LAN-kə-shər, -⁠sheer; abbreviated Lancs.) is the name of a historic county, ceremonial county, and non-metropolitan county in North West England. The boundaries of these three areas differ significantly. The non-metropolitan county of Lancashire was created by the Local Government Act 1972. It is administered by Lancashire County Council, based in Preston, and twelve district councils. The ceremonial county has the same boundaries except that it also includes Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen, which are unitary authorities. The historic county of Lancashire is larger and includes the cities of Manchester and Liverpool as well as the Furness and Cartmel peninsulas, but excludes the Bowland area of the West Riding of Yorkshire transferred to the non-metropolitan county in 1974. The ceremonial county borders Cumbria to the north, Greater Manchester and Merseyside to the south, North and West Yorkshire to the east, and the Irish Sea to the west. Although Lancaster is still considered the county town, Preston is the administrative centre of the non-metropolitan county.


  1. lancashire

    Lancashire is a county located in the North West of England, famous for its industrial heritage and natural beauty such as the Forest of Bowland and Lune Valley. It's known for its cities like Lancaster and Preston, as well as for the production of Lancashire cheese. The county is also rich in history with various historic landmarks and attractions. It has a significant impact on the industrial revolution with many factories and mills built during that period.


  1. Lancashire

    Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England. It takes its name from the city of Lancaster, and is sometimes known as the County of Lancaster. Although Lancaster is still considered to be the county town, Lancashire County Council is based in Preston. Lancashire is sometimes referred to by the abbreviation Lancs, as originally used by the Royal Mail. The population of the ceremonial county is 1,449,300. People from the county are known as Lancastrians. The history of Lancashire is thought to have begun with its founding in the 12th century. In the Domesday Book, some of its lands had been treated as part of Yorkshire. The land that lay Inter Ripam et Mersam, "between the Ribble and Mersey", formed part of the returns for Cheshire. Once its initial boundaries were established, it bordered Cumberland, Westmorland, Yorkshire and Cheshire. Lancashire emerged during the Industrial Revolution as a major commercial and industrial region. The county encompassed several hundred mill towns and collieries. By the 1830s, approximately 85% of all cotton manufactured worldwide was processed in Lancashire. Preston, Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Rochdale, Oldham, Chorley, Darwen, Nelson, Colne, Burnley and Wigan were major cotton mill towns during this time. Blackpool was a major centre for tourism for the inhabitants of Lancashire's mill towns, particularly during wakes week.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Lancashire

    English county stretching from the Cumberland Mountains in the N. to the Mersey in the S. along the shores of the Irish Sea; is the wealthiest and most populous county, and the indentations of the coast-line adapt it to be the chief outlet westward for English trade, more than a third of England's foreign commerce passing through its ports. The country is mostly low, with spurs of the Yorkshire hills; it is rich in minerals, chiefly coal and iron; its industrial enterprise is enormous; nearly half of the cotton manufacture of the world is carried on in its towns, besides woollen and silk manufacture, the making of engineer's tools, boots and shoes. The soil is a fertile loam, under corn and green crops and old pasture. Lancaster is the county town, but the largest towns are Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, and Blackburn. The northern portion, detached by Morecambe Bay, is known as Furness, belongs really to the Lake District, and has Barrow-in-Furness, with its large shipbuilding concerns, for its chief town. Lancashire has long been an influential political centre.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Lancashire is ranked #135593 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Lancashire surname appeared 124 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Lancashire.

    83.8% or 104 total occurrences were White.
    8% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    4.8% or 6 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Lancashire' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3059

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lancashire in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Lancashire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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