This page is concerned with British counties as they were before the Local Government Act (England and Wales) 1972 and the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. Where the present tense is used in this page, it relates to years before 1972.
Some Scottish counties have two names, unrelated in origin. These are listed below.
Also, there are many variations in spelling and style, e.g. Peebleshire/Peeblesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire/Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. The above list is not concerned with these, nor with Gaelic names; only with counties having two unrelated names.
This page is part of maproom.org, which has maps of the counties of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.