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English ham + shire (county), from Old English Hamtunscīr. The 'p' evolved phonetically between [m] and [sh], as with Thom'p'son.

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Hampshire

  1. A maritime county in the south of England bordered by Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Dorset, Wiltshire, the English Channel and the Solent separating it from the Isle of Wight; the county town is Winchester.

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