The following appear as names for Shetland. Follow the links for what the author actually said:
|SHETLAND||John Bartholomew||Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887).|
|F.H. Groome||Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (Edinburgh: T.C. Jack, 1882-4).|
|SHETLAND THILENSEL||William Camden||Britain, or, a Chorographicall Description of the most flourishing Kingdomes, England, Scotland, and Ireland (London: George Bishop and John Norton, 1610).|
These names were used for units associated with Shetland. Click on the links for details of the units and their names:
|00RD||District/Unitary Authority||Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)|
|SHETLAND||Scottish Burgh/District (Burgh)||The Scottish Archive Network, Scottish Archives Network Gazetteer|
|Scottish County||1911 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Population of Civil Parishes'.|
|Scottish Poor Law Combination||Higginbotham, History of the Workhouse|
|SHETLAND ISLANDS||District/Unitary Authority||Census of Population (2001 Key Statistics)|
|ZETLAND||Scottish Burgh/District (Burgh)||1951 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Comparison of population, density per 100 acres, and houses with 1931', for 'Burghs, Districts of Counties and CPs'.|
|Scottish County||1951 Census of Scotland, Table 1, 'Comparison of population, density per 100 acres, and houses with 1931', for 'Burghs, Districts of Counties and CPs'.|
NB: These are all the names of all the administrative units which we have associated with Shetland, and you must judge whether all or even any of them are variant names for the place. They may well include the names of other locations or areas:
Every name listed here is linked to the particular historical source in which it appears, but we cannot claim that these are all the historical names of Shetland, or that our references are to the first usage of the names. Similarly, we have tried to ensure that names included here are not transcription errors by ourselves, but it is possible they are the result of errors made when the historical sources were printed, or the result of visiting authors or census officials mis-hearing local names.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Shetland | Place names for the county, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd May 2013