Historic counties of England

Name the thirty-nine historic counties of England. Attribution: Nilfanion / CC BY-SA.
The hints indicate for each county whether it exists currently ('Extant'), whether there's now a county with a derivative name ('Similar'), or whether it's been disestablished and never revived ('Defunct').
Names ending in 'shire' will complete automatically when the 's' is typed.
If all else fails, think about county cricket teams!
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Last updated: March 28, 2022
First submittedApril 9, 2013
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Extant
Bedfordshire
Extant
Berkshire
Extant
Buckinghamshire
Extant
Cambridgeshire
Extant
Cheshire
Extant
Cornwall
Similar
Cumberland
Extant
Derbyshire
Extant
Devon
Extant
Dorset
Extant
Durham
Extant
Essex
Extant
Gloucestershire
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Answer
Extant
Hampshire
Extant
Herefordshire
Extant
Hertfordshire
Defunct
Huntingdonshire
Extant
Kent
Extant
Lancashire
Extant
Leicestershire
Extant
Lincolnshire
Defunct
Middlesex
Extant
Norfolk
Extant
Northamptonshire
Extant
Northumberland
Extant
Nottinghamshire
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Answer
Extant
Oxfordshire
Extant
Rutland
Extant
Shropshire
Extant
Somerset
Extant
Staffordshire
Extant
Suffolk
Extant
Surrey
Similar
Sussex
Extant
Warwickshire
Defunct
Westmorland
Extant
Wiltshire
Extant
Worcestershire
Similar
Yorkshire
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Level 83
May 6, 2013
:( didn't do very well on your quiz here... but I stopped by to say I had responded to your question on the Famous Founders quiz. Just didn't see it until today.
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Level 23
Jun 6, 2017
Good quiz but ran out of time
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Level 42
Jul 22, 2021
Nice quiz! Nominated
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Level 55
Jan 17, 2022
Bristol should be added - has been a ceremonial county since the 14th century
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Level 72
Jan 17, 2022
Nooo, that's far too late.
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Level 55
Jan 18, 2022
heh!
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Level 48
Mar 28, 2022
This quiz is about historic counties, not ceremonial ones. Before 1889, these were the areas with their own local government. These are distinct from "ceremonial counties", or lieutenancy areas, which have been appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, but do not have their own local government.