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Manx Names: Or, the Surnames and Place-Names of the Isle of Man
Arthur William Moore
No preview available - 2015
Manx Names: Or, the Surnames and Place-Names of the Isle of Man - Primary ...
Arthur William Moore
No preview available - 2014
Manx Names: Or the Surnames and Place Names of the Isle of Man
Arthur William Moore,John Rhys
No preview available - 2009
abbey affixes ancient Andreas Anglicised Arbory Balla Ballaugh Barony Barrule Bishop Black Braddan Cairn Calf called Castle Celtic century chapel Chibber Christian names Close colloquially Compare G Conchan connexion contracted from Mac corruption Crag Creek Creg Croft Cronk cross Cumberland Curragh Dale Deemsters derived English Farm formerly Four Mast Gaelic Giolla Glen Glenfaba Glione Goidelic headland Hill Hill-back Hill-Pasture Iceland Irish island Isle John Jurby Keeill King Kione Kirk Michael Lake land Landndmabbc Lezayre Lincolnshire Little Lonan Malew manorial manorial roll Manx Manx Soc Marown Maughold meaning Mill Mooar mountain nicknames Norse origin Orkneys Parish Church Patrick Peel personal name place-names Point Pool Port possibly prefix probably pronounced purely Manx name quarterlands Ridge River Rock Rushen Rushen Abbey saint Scandinavian names Scotland Sheading Shetlands shore Skeeylley Slieau Slope Sodor stone stream Sulby Glen surnames translation treen tumulus Turbary Tynwald usually word
Page 61 - My name is WALTER Whitmore. How now! Why start's! thou ? What doth death affright ! Suffolk. Thy name affrights me, in whose sound is death. A cunning man did calculate my birth, And told me that by
Page 222 - that of the presentation of a staff or crozier, which the proprietors had to produce for the annual processions on the day of the saint to whom the parish church was dedicated. This in
Page 152 - a mouthful of water, retaining it in their mouths till they had twice walked round the well. They then took a piece of cloth from a garment which they had worn, wetted it with the water from the well, and hung it on the hawthorn-tree which grew there. When the cloth had rotted away, the cure was supposed to be effected.
Page 155 - the nineteenth century, but which, it is to be hoped, was never customary in the Isle of Man. A farmer, who had lost a number of his sheep and cattle by murrain, burned a calf as a propitiatory offering
Page 59 - After the murder of the Great Earl of Ulster, William de Burgo, the third Earl of that name, in 1333, and the consequent lessening of the English power in Ireland, many, if not all the distinguished Anglo-Norman families seated in Connaught and Munster became
Page 189 - deem-steerers) answer to the Icelandic Law-man or Speaker. . . . The Keys answer to the bench of godes? . . . ' The Hill and the Temple were the two holy spots, not the Court. ... In days of old, Hill and Court were, as it were, twins. Discussions, enactments
Page 59 - the Irish language, and assumed surnames like those of the Irish, by prefixing Mac to the Christian names of their ancestors. . . . Thus the De Burgos,
Page 154 - therefore be it ordained that all Watch and Ward be kept according to the Strict order of the Law, and that none be sent thither but such as are of Discretion, and able to deserve