Lancaster

Lancaster Loncastre (1086) "Roman Fort on the River Lune," a Celtic river name probably meaning "healthy, pure." The Lancastrians in the War of the Roses took their name from their descent from John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.

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  • Lancaster — Lancaster, usually derived from the city of Lancaster in England, can refer to: Geographic locations Australia*Lancaster, VictoriaCanada*Lancaster, New Brunswick *Lancaster, Ontario *Lancaster Sound, in Nunavut England *Lancaster, Lancashire, a… …   Wikipedia

  • Lancaster — ist der Name folgender Orte: Lancaster (Lancashire), Großbritannien City of Lancaster, Verwaltungsbezirk in der Grafschaft Lancashire, Großbritannien Lancaster (Ontario), Kanada Lancaster (Iowa), USA Lancaster (Kalifornien), USA Lancaster… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lancaster — Lancaster, WI U.S. city in Wisconsin Population (2000): 4070 Housing Units (2000): 1799 Land area (2000): 2.824285 sq. miles (7.314865 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.824285 sq. miles (7.314865 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • LANCASTER — LANCASTER, U.S. city in S.E. Pennsylvania; general population 55,182 (2004); estimated Jewish population, 3,000 (mid 1990s). Lancaster is one of the oldest Jewish communities in the U.S. and was the main city of German settlement from colonial… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Lancaster — Lancaster, Burt Lancaster, Joseph Lancaster, casa de C. de Gran Bretaña, en el NO de Inglaterra, antigua cap. del condado de Lancashire; 49 525 h. C. del NE de E.U.A., en el SE del estado de Pensilvania; 57 690 h (área metropolitana, 117 097 h).… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Lancaster [1] — Lancaster (spr. Länkaster, Lancashire [spr. Länkaschihr], Lancas), 1) Grafschaft im Nordwesten von England, am Irischen Meere gelegen u. an die Grafschaften Chester, York, Westmoreland u. Cumberland grenzend; 83,35 QM.; waldig, im Ganzen wenig… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Lancaster — prop. n. 1. A city in Northwest England on the river Lune. [WordNet sense 1] [WordNet 1.5] 2. The English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its symbol was a red rose; called also the {House of Lancaster}. [WordNet sense 2] Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lancaster — v. et port du N. E. de l Angleterre, sur l estuaire de la Lune; 125 600 hab. Université. Industries. Lancaster (Burton Stephen Lancaster, dit Burt) (1912 1994) acteur américain, héros de films policiers (les Tueurs, 1946), de westerns (Vera Cruz …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lancaster, CA — U.S. city in California Population (2000): 118718 Housing Units (2000): 41745 Land area (2000): 93.998662 sq. miles (243.455407 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.178409 sq. miles (0.462076 sq. km) Total area (2000): 94.177071 sq. miles (243.917483 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Lancaster, KS — U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 291 Housing Units (2000): 117 Land area (2000): 0.222556 sq. miles (0.576417 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.222556 sq. miles (0.576417 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Lancaster, KY — U.S. city in Kentucky Population (2000): 3734 Housing Units (2000): 1758 Land area (2000): 1.777747 sq. miles (4.604344 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.777747 sq. miles (4.604344 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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