Canza

AttestedCanza at position 27 in the Ravenna Cosmography

Where:  Combwich, Somerset, ST258422, where a side-channel off the river Parrett provided a port for the Quantock Hills area and Cannington.

Name Origin:  From Vulgar Latin *cantia ‘edge’, as discussed by Rivet & Smith.  quantia on a gold coin minted around AD 600 at Quentovic, a trading place with strong links to Britain, on the river Canche in France, is a good parallel.

Notes:  See the discussion of names in northern Somerset hereCantuctune in King Alfred's will was an early post-Roman mention of the Quantocks.

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