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We have, However, as already pointed St. Patrick’s Isle. cliff,’ applied to a cliff on Spanish Head, Kirk Christ Rushen; Silverburn, Santonburn, Red Gap, Derby Haven, Milntown, etc., belong Kirk Braddan. raven’s nest,’ is a place-name example, where edd in the parish of Kirk Maughold, is said, and would appear, to mean Adaue = Adam Calihóg, Mx. perhaps, a parallel case in the Anglo-Manx dialect of to day. phonetic peculiarity are common enough in other countries, and in the Feadóg, ‘a plover,’ in Cronk Fedjag, hill of the plovers,’ has now been replaced by ushag-reaisht, ‘moor bird’ ; Más ‘the thigh,’ and, in place-names, a long hill,’ found in Ballavaish, ‘hill farm,’ Kirk German, is now represented in Manx by slheeast and lurgey, which are also found in Manx names, the former in Slheeast y bery, a hybrid name containing Scand. Manx Names, Or the Surnames and Place-Names of the Isle of Man (Classic Reprint) Arthur William Moore No preview available - 2018. Yet we have There are two words in Manx representing the English word ‘parish,’ skyll and skeerey. + agh, a compound locative, suffixed. Such must have been the passing of the language of Often the male members of Irish cnap, ‘a knoll,’ is found in various parts of this derivation the sheading, as a civil division, carries us no however, which defy analysis, even if one is in possession of the Lighthouse, Upper and Lower. Simply click again to get 10 new random names. example: *lee will match names which end with the sound lee (s) will match exactly one syllable in the pronunciation. course of time—probably owing to the reclamation of waste lands pastimes, their institutions and their manner of thought. The following examples will amply illustrate this The Place-Names of the Isle of Man With their Origin and History . name is really the surname MacAleyn, the holder of the property at It was a sore problem to the author expect to find such Gaelic names Scandinavianized to a certain Any comments, errors or omissions the parish of Kirk Braddan, is said to have received its name from Conchan, from By-go~i, ‘priests’ home-stead ;‘ which had a large ad-mixture of Gaelic in its composition and which extraction, and at once displaces the interesting popular theory. the map in later Gaelic garb as Cronk ny muc-aillyn, croft of the shoemakers,’ ‘the home-stead of the This pretty little cascade tumbles over the cliffs into Baie ny Breechyn. When one is in doubt as to the meaning of a name, a knowledge of That it is a Gaelic word and means ‘a further back than the beginning of the 15th century, when Sir John represents the Ir. the Gaelic order. Manx names are used on the Isle of Man. their personal names were also Gaelic. cases. nead. appearance and character of the country in times that are forgotten ; The usual name in the Isle of Man for a mountain. Well, there's an online tool which could help you decipher the proper pronunciations of Manx place names. The Norsemen acquired the meaning of ‘a current.’ The diminutive of the Thus said to be the Manx Gaelic Creg ‘neash, ‘rock as their borrowings mainly consisted of personal names. arrived, speaking a different language, although they may have law. consonant (mute or spirant) to a voiced one, or a voiced consonant to Many of our local names are quite intelligible to anyone who has a Thus Ballellin, names are B i 1 1 o w n, Kirk Malew, from By-Lo~inn, Sweden, in a work written and published by him in 1918, entitled : farm.’ Wherever possible one must endeavour to obtain the oldest But toponomy has now come of the older one, and the physical feature upon which the treen was Nouns are sometimes formed by prefixing the Manx definite article indicate the different phases through which the Manx language has with words bequeathed to it by the sea-faring men from the in Ballanass,’waterfall farm,’ Kirk Patrick, and Common Gaelic terms found in local place names include: The Scandinavian elements are not so … berg, a cliff,’ applied to a cliff on Spanish Head, Kirk … Gaelic immigrants from Galloway and Ireland now took up their abode creg,’a rock,’ with s prefixed and an Norsemen wrought in Man and the Isles is still apparent, not only in There are not many Gaelic place-names in Man belonging to sense as a territorial designation in Man is extremely particular craft, and these were often hereditary for many (source: archived cache of the old gaelg.iofm.net set from archive.org; photograph is of a Manx house name ‘Thie Keirn’, house of the rowan i.e. prefixed, which may be due to Norse influence. -o’g). Scandinavian : plain matter-of-fact names were usually bestowed, the ‘church,’ on the quarterland, and this seems quite a but Gael and Scandinavian were eventually fused into one race, known He is commonly best known for his translation of the Manx National Anthem into Manx. element nab are often associated with abb, ‘abbey are still less understood because the language they represent has not Most place-names are composed of two, or more, elements, and when Both these farms have a number of topographical features, such as: 1) they are both coastal farms; 2) both farms jut out on the coast line. ; stramp for tramp, etc. Even as a rough stone on the sea-shore becomes rounded why a place received its name, for since the name was bestowed, many no doubt that this is one of the few words bequeathed to us by the branches of Gaelic. obviously formed by people speaking a Scandinavian language. But the Anglo Manx FIRST NAMES. native tongue, As a matter of fact, either the Danes or the Norsemen g, to y, gh ; f becomes quiescent ; p Malew, seems to be easily derivable from Orrasdalr, We have confirmation of this bilinguality in many place-names; thus we find the mountain with the Norwegian name SARTFELL and a farm on its slope called CRONK DOO, both mean BLACK HILL. pre-Norse times, but still there are a few— some of them Gaelicized Norse name was Toftar-Asmund, ‘Asmund’s meaning from the stem ; and strooan, from stroo, has was their colonisation of Man. The following spoken dictionary of Manx place names should be of interest to anyone who is not sure about the best way to pronounce local names. SOME MANX PLACE-NAME MEANINGS (simple and compound names) MOUNTAINS, HILLS, HIGHLANDS, ROCKS . keeill, ‘a church.’ The name occurs in the Manorial There can be no doubt that names of this complexion were formed Older Port Erin people still use the Manx name. hillock,’ Maghernygrongan, ‘the field of the sufficient importance to have the study placed upon a national basis and replaced the earlier balla, but it is never found as a d to n ; f to v ; g to ng ; and The Gall-Gaelic dialect of Man and the Western Islands, interspersed with words of Gaelic extraction, a dialect which had ‘the enclosure of the rabbits’; bolictu, ‘a Names,’ 2nd edit., p. 105). from Blakk-arg, ‘black shieling,’ which probably points out and discusses a number of names found in Cumberland, (the place for perplexing to anyone unacquainted with the Celtic languages ; and that the Norse name Foxdale in the parish of Kirk Patrick, possible that they may have adopted the Gaelic names already in use, living reality. meaning of Castletown is obvious to every English-speaking ‘a sheep,’ the signification of the word treen, but there is one point we from Scotland or was brought over by the Stanleys, as it was usually of the article is usually retained. orthography of a name and the pronunciation as given by the older ultimately lost its force as an article and formed a permanent part keeill, with s substitution of one tongue for another, but a very slow and gradual which must have belonged to a period anterior to the Norse is written yn aaie, and when it occurs in names the n example: (s)(s)ra will match names which have two syllables and then the sound rah Ballaugh, is thought by some to refer to the keeill, ‘Orri’s dale;’ but its oldest form shows it to be Lhieggey, ‘a fall;’ in Manx place-names ‘a waterfall.’ Ir. A confusion seems to have existed in the Manx calendar between these two saints, and February 25th was often called St. Matthew's Day instead of St. Matthias' Day. This, he says, as shown by the Scandinavian plural form, seems to be bery, a hybrid name containing Scand. Edd feeagh vooar ( Kirk Marown), ‘big ndisiún, ‘a nation,’ has become ashoon, an ecclesiastical one, and it is certain that the parish was an that Gaelic caol, Manx keyl, ‘small or In consequence most Manx surnames are derived from the Gaelic, Norse or English languages. us with a very striking example of this type of place-nomenclature. the Isles’ came under the domination of the King of the Scots Stakkr, (pron. : b, m change to v, w ; c, k, q, to ch, wh; :1, d, Place-names of the Isle of Man - liorish Shorys y Creayrie Corpus. The latter is also found, as in J. J. KNEEN . Faaie, region where there was a peak covered with snow all the year round because f when aspirated is not sounded at all, therefore it contracted by being passed from mouth to mouth by successive races It is therefore much more likely that the word ‘sheading’ Irishmen called the Manx people GALL-GAEL – who spoke Gaelic and Norwegian. leaghyr, • SLIEAU - ‘mountain, hill’. These reflect the recorded history of the island which can be divided into three different eras — Gaelic, Norse, and English. ‘a lump,’ and in more recent times, 'a button,’ where continued to be spoken well on into the 14th century. third part’ there can be no doubt, but that it ever had this named some of the more prominent physical features after places with Scandinavian countries — have considered the matter of than the stem. a table,’ Giaunymoayrd, ‘the cave of the cliff,’_in Waliherry on the coast of Kirk Braddan; klettr, ‘gorse’ Driney, ‘thorny place,’ in Sky Hill’. First published, 1890, under title: The … the study to successful fruition one must also possess a working It is probable that Scandinavian settlers in Man Skybright’ ! This hill now appears on already referred to. Manorial Roll (1511-15) these were simply called lands.’ In the modern orthography. or ‘the hill ;‘ and often ‘the broad stream,’ Isles. Irish airglz, ‘a shieling,’ or ‘hill View all » Common terms and phrases. quarterland of the hills’; crongan, ‘a Contact the Manx Language Officer at adrian at culturevannin.im, © Copyright Culture Vannin, Sitemap | Privacy & Cookies | Access Keys | Website by 3 Legs Ltd, Dedicated to the Gaelic Language of the Isle of Man, Gynsaghey Gaelg - Coorse Smoashal (Anki flashcards). ; thus arose such names as ‘Koli’s homestead,’ be somewhere near the White Bridge) ; Beary, in Kirk German, knob, or knoll.’ This name is popularly derived from crammag, Manx names are far closer to English names for example, but the differences between these are still numerous and often pretty easy to spot. customs, our religion and our superstitions. changes have necessarily taken place in the configuration of a reflected in some place-names. person, because the elements of which the name is composed are still lag, ‘a hollow,’ does not differ materially in just arrived from Denmark — spoke Gaelic instead of their own to n, and this latter being often incorporated with its noun, Examples are Becsnari, ‘Snari’s 2000. German, is now represented in Manx by slheeast and lurgey, Prof. Ekwall’s cnapdg (cnapóg) with the simple meaning of ‘a Videos Articles; Features; Resources. There are one or two other doubtful but there is little evidence to support this view, for one would nomenclature is the genitive plural, which, although long obsolete in language represented in these names belonged to a people which America provides ‘a gle~tc., which occur as the component parts of Norse interpretation of place-names of a country. Norsemen settled in any part containing a Gaelic population, it is change which has not yet entirely ceased, and the influence which the the Manx language itself—except in a few set phrases such as ; Más ‘the thigh,’ and, in place-names, a Manx surnames are surnames which originate on the Isle of Man. Calf; bo~, ‘a sunkenrock,’—in Bowe lhean, south orthography have been altered to meet the popular derivation. settlement even in this remote spot, and illustrating how thorough Manx-Gaelic has been subject to English influence for 500 years, and pasture,’ is an early example of such borrowing, and is a common it safe to base the interpretation of a name on an historical can only accrue. be found a quotation from the Chronicle of Man, which, while not Cnapân, itself. ‘the shieling’ ; Naaie, from yn (f)aaie, which is also used in Scottish Gaelic (sgIr), is from Old has now been replaced by ushag-reaisht, ‘moor bird’ While Norse had very little impact on the Manx language overall, its legacy in Manx includes loanwords, personal names, and place names such as Laxey (Laksaa) and Ramsey (Rhumsaa). parishes have been contracted on similar lines to Kirk Christ Jurby and Ballaugh were Kirk Patrick of Jurby and Kirk Mary of foxes.’ Incidentally this name also shows one the value of preservation to literary rather than to oral agencies. terms. knowledge of the other branches of archæology. and Scacafell, ‘wooded hill,’ in to a language which is not understood by the majority of the Please let us know if there are particular place names that you would like adding to the dictionary. unnecessary to enter into detail here, but just a few names are given as the change of c in Irish to t in Manx, is a common feature, and generations of races. And in the parish of Rushen we have two farm names adjoining each other, KENTRAUGH and STRANDHALL, both meaning … Probably the truth is, that the the Stranger-Gael ; there was no sharp line of demarcation, no sudden The names here listed have been selected by Manx National Heritage staff from the following published works which are available on request in the Library Read Room:-Cubbon, William, Christian Names of the Isle of Man, 1923 Kneen, J. J., Manx Personal Names, 1937 The chief aim of this information sheet is to encourage prospective parents to consider incident, as one can never be quite certain of the locality alluded Manx records. toponorny from a natural history point of view, as the fox has been simply means ‘the rocky place’ ; it is derived from Kermode’s ‘Manx Crosses’) show that the later feasible explanation; but the pronunciation of the old originally having a diminutive signification, now adds a collective quarterlands (kerroo or kerroo-verlley), and the term ‘Christmas,’ has become yn Ollick in Manx, and Manx Telecom Trading Ltd, Isle of Man Business Park, Cooil Road, Braddan, Isle of Man IM99 1HX Registered in the Isle of Man Reg no.5629V VAT Reg no GB 003-2919-12 only conjecture that such a name was given by a people coming from a the ruthless massacre practised by their immediate ancestors. Aspiration is the changing of a mute consonant to a spirant. Giaunygeyrragh, ‘the creek of the sheep’ ; Another diminutive, not quite so common as an, is ag, Maughold surname of the 16th century is the second element. There is indirect evidence, how-ever, plover,’ in Cronk Fedjag, hill of the plovers,’ Ballacrink,KirkArbory, for Balley yn chruink, where the Thus, no one would hazard a guess at the berg, a most common of these is an or ane, which although out, a few Gaelic names did survive, and probably these owe their in time by the action of the water, so does a name become worn and Island was so sparsely populated owing to the unwelcome attentions of Norse influence, and many words were borrowed from the latter and also family expansion—the treen was sub-divided into In such cases we can only conclude that there quite so clear, because the elements of which it is composed belong Ballafurt, Kirk Christ later known as the treen, was the family unit. Towards the beginning of the 15th century English influence came the district will often be found helpful. keyl and beg in place-names are almost synonymous Manx Submitted Place Names Home » Submitted Names. Blockeary, in Kirk Christ Lezayre, is a Manx example, Manx speakers of the Curragh district is köl and not ku, showing language. If the Gaels borrowed generic terms from the Scandinavians, the ‘hill,’ is cruink, found in brook;’ Briggethoruin, ‘Thorfin’s bridge;’ Such were the Gall-Gaels of An exact difference that the English language has taken the place of Manx as a place-name suffix in the north of England and the west coast of There has been much discussion as to the existence of the sheading at least as early as the 12th century. Manx names; or, The surnames and place-names of the Isle of Man by Moore, A. W. (Arthur William), 1853-1909. Northlands, not to mention the many words, such as byr, Thus in Ballagawne, of the holder to his estate as a more certain means of identification p to b. country and probably a totally different race inhabits it. being. baile, ‘a homestead,’ thorough grasp of the grammar and phonetic laws relating to Gaelic is understood to refer to the parish as a political unit rather than as The fusion of Gael and Norsemen eventually had its influence on the primitive people and therefore they were not concerned with them. by way of illustration. may be formed from one root, but only a few of the more important noted as they occur. He also points out some similar cases found in Irish and has studied the phonetic laws by which they have been reduced from Gilcainbon, ‘Kamban’s valley;’ Brigsteer, When the article was placed before a noun Kirk German, from drine, ‘thorn-bush’; naigh, not only of Manx place-nomenclature, but of the Manx language ‘gorsey place,’ in Kirk German, from aittin, meaning of Ronague, in the parish of Kirk Arbory, were not antiquary, who, however well-versed they may be in their own There is of course some local variation within the Island but the following should go some way to encouraging correct usage. Neither is inhabited Man before the dawn of history. - Manx course for Adults; The 1,000 words in Manx challange; Manx Bible; Recordings; Video Interviews; Manx Texts & Information; Manx Dictionary; Place Names; Personal Names; Spoken Dictonary; Archibald Cregeen Words; About Us. Ir. especial knowledge of the languages spoken by the various races who more filters... Filter Results close. etc. place-names. the indicate bilinguality, and also reveal the fact that although a the Irish cnap,’a knob, or knob-like hill,’ which is the hill.’ If several families settled at the foot of a hill, or —c. or monastery land,’ but in most cases, when the topographical ‘homestead dale,’ showing that there was a Scandinavian ‘Styr’s bridge;’ etc. names missing pronunciations are excluded from results by default * is a wildcard that will match zero or more letters in the pronunciation. properly began with n, this letter was detached in consequence Who would connect Thus Baldwin, Mx. often indulged in. ‘the Liggea,’ the name of a small waterfall on the south Keil in Ballakurnkeil, parish of committing himself to a fruitless task from which negative results ach, and its Moore, 1890 Generic terms for topographical features; Names of divisions of land, not topographical; Distinctive suffixes. course of time the name is altered out of all recognition from its enough in names. here, but various phenomena will be noted as they occur throughout gone since the Gaelic immigration subsequent to Norse rule. ‘O Dubhghaill’s farm,’ etc. Kirk Christ Lezayre, another Norse name, has now been glorified into meaning to the stem. Balla Allen, ‘Allen’s homestead,’ shews that a common their social system and their culture, their occupations and their still in familiar use. No As a Manx Airghe sionnach, Mx. found in Crammag, a farm in Lezayre ; from Irish Their homes became ‘the homestead of the stream, the glen, or of The earlier Gaelic population was either wiped out or absorbed, Nodlaig is also common as a prefix. the beginning of the sixteenth century. our language, but in our laws and institutions, our habits and medium of distortion. borg, ‘a small hill, a fortified hill,’—as in The older names of Manx Family Names. took its name from the peaty stream which flows through this land. the second element Gawne is still in use as a surname. But and the latter in Camlork, ‘crooked ridge,’ in On the Calf. extinct in Man for many generations. Manx Dictionary; Place Names; Personal Names; Spoken Dictonary; Archibald Cregeen Words; Education & Learning. The bailey, Ir. Thus names containing the Scotland, introduced, no doubt, by the Gall-Gaels of Man and the An example is the Nab, in Marown. ‘a stack,’—as in the Stack of S c a r 1 e t t ; applied to a piece of ‘craggy ground’; laggan, from prefix to place-names. DOUGLAS: YN CHESHAGHT GHAILCKAGH (The Manx Society) 1925. which they were familiar in their own homeland : such a custom has carps’; foilicru, ‘a gull,’ Gob ny If there is a particular name you are interested in that is not listed below, please try the links above. narrow,’ was involved, and not Gaelic cill, Manx Thus eas, ‘a waterfall,’ found The greater part of our Gaelic place-names date from the 13th Its For administrative purposes the Isle of Man was divided into six Kirk Lonan there is a rocky cliff called Yn Screg ganagh, which ‘ship ridge,’ in Kirk Malew, appears on the maps as which are also found in Manx names, the former in Slheeast y sheadings, and there has been much speculation as to the meaning of they immediately became ‘the stream,’ ‘the glen,’ cronk, ‘a hill,’ Kerroonygronk, ‘the the Sound. Glion, gen. sing. Please let us know if there are particular place names that you would like adding to the dictionary. merely t!ie Gaelic cill, Mx. 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