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Shouldn't this include a mention of hamming around somehow? --Connel MacKenzie T C 14:40, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

...Could there be a reference of Ham to be = Part Of; Since hamlet is part of something and wareham in England also a part of something; for even if it is to come and go, as of Boston. The hole of it represents a coming and going, possible my research continues. Though I have found through study -ton- after a setting could represent 'of something' or to find of. : -bos- the first part of Boston could represent a settleing or a setting of something. Ware is discribed as clothing in an Enlglish setting of literature during Americas 1700's, informed as to the intolerable acts. Since Poole England just south of Wareham is a place of wool trading, could the inlet dry region of wareham be a place of manufacture of clothing or ware products. D.G.DeL-Dorchester Mass\:}|9:06 P.M. E.S.T.|{:/David George DeLancey 02:07, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

From the age, location, and variety of placenames ending in -ham in England, the origin seems to have been agreed to be the Germanic precursor to Modern German -heim and Heim. As I understand it Boston (like most non-Indian placenames in Massachusetts) was an old place name in England. Suffixes like -ton, -by, and -bury are better covered in Wiktionary than most dictionaries.

BTW, do you know of the four towns in Massachusetts named after former Governor w:Endicott Peabody? They are "Endicott", "Peabody", "Marblehead", and "Athol". DCDuring TALK 18:13, 10 December 2008 (UTC)