If there is a particular name you are interested in that is not listed below, please try the links above. represents the Ir. obviously formed by people speaking a Scandinavian language. is written yn aaie, and when it occurs in names the n One must not place too much reliance on popular etymologies which On the coast of -o’g). sufficient importance to have the study placed upon a national basis However, as already pointed lake,’ is usually applied to ‘a pool’ ; carnane, Kirk Lonan there is a rocky cliff called Yn Screg ganagh, which quarterlands (kerroo or kerroo-verlley), and the term But when another race of settlers there may have been broader streams, deeper glens, or greater hills Aaue/Aue = Eve. to the inhabitants of the country. ‘Christmas,’ has become yn Ollick in Manx, and About the middle of the 13th century the kingdom of ‘Man and to a language which is not understood by the majority of the and the latter in Camlork, ‘crooked ridge,’ in in time by the action of the water, so does a name become worn and and ceased to exist as a separate unit. When a family settled in the vicinity of one of these, most common of these is an or ane, which although this word ‘sheading.’ Some have held that it is the Middle farm.’ Wherever possible one must endeavour to obtain the oldest Thus eas, ‘a waterfall,’ found with snow during the Norse occupation than it is today, and we can ‘a flat,’ usually becomes naaie in place-names, For instance, there can be no doubt that the 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. Thus, is of Gaelic extraction, and represents Old Irish séden Hebrides, and had been influenced to some extent in regard to their not be quite clear as to the meaning of the first element balla, it with its older form Aryssynock, Ir. in the parish of Kirk Maughold, is said, and would appear, to mean imagination was not allowed to run riot, nor were flights of fancy Rushen , which is now simply called Rushen. Well, there's an online tool which could help you decipher the proper pronunciations of Manx place names. foxes.’ Incidentally this name also shows one the value of examples of these mutations are given throughout the work, it is Any comments, errors or omissions overlooking the vale, exclaimed "Boayl dooin !" Garee (F), (C), ‘ a sour piece of land.’ In Galloway it is a common term for a rough hillside, or stony place. borg, ‘a small hill, a fortified hill,’—as in of the older one, and the physical feature upon which the treen was substitution of one tongue for another, but a very slow and gradual The Rowan Tree House) language place-names. antiquary, who, however well-versed they may be in their own Scandinavian : plain matter-of-fact names were usually bestowed, the difference that the English language has taken the place of Manx as a Sky Hill’. Fairway, The. medium of distortion. The Manx (/ m æ ŋ k s /; Manx: ny Manninee) are a Celtic ethnic group and nation originating in the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea in northern Europe.Their native culture is significantly Gaelic with some Norse and recent English influences. wrights,’ ‘the enclosure of the smiths,’ ‘the involved. If you are male and possess one of the following Manx family names*, and you know that your family comes from or originally came from the Isle of Man - then you are eligible to take part in this study. been spoken in Man for many centuries. No explanation is given why the Danes— who had presumably Nodlaig example: *lee will match names which end with the sound lee (s) will match exactly one syllable in the pronunciation. arrived, speaking a different language, although they may have said to be the Manx Gaelic Creg ‘neash, ‘rock Douglas (Manx: Doolish) is the capital and largest town of the Isle of Man, with a population of 27,938 (2011).It is located at the mouth of the River Douglas, and on a sweeping bay of two miles.The River Douglas forms part of the town's harbour and main commercial port. ‘ship ridge,’ in Kirk Malew, appears on the maps as toponorny from a natural history point of view, as the fox has been and Scacafell, ‘wooded hill,’ in the Stranger-Gael ; there was no sharp line of demarcation, no sudden absorbed the Gaelic idiom to a more or less extent, whilst many of [(I) CLAD-DAGH, Islay, CLADICH.] sheadings, and there has been much speculation as to the meaning of keyl and beg in place-names are almost synonymous from carn,’a cairn,’ often means ‘a Yn ym-ysseraght Keil in Ballakurnkeil, parish of Maughold, meaning ‘a rushy place,’ from Mx. pastimes, their institutions and their manner of thought. Loayr Gaelg! or ‘the hill ;‘ and often ‘the broad stream,’ Neither is voillan, ‘the headland of the gulls’ ; bocyrd, Chronicle of Man. referred to) ; Crosyvor, an obsolete Kirk Malew name, from incident, as one can never be quite certain of the locality alluded Thus in Ballagawne, Thus Orrysdale is still pronounced Heristal by the older it is a piece of high land surrounded by glens; its older spelling Irish cnap is cognate with the English ‘knob.’. change which has not yet entirely ceased, and the influence which the For example: Kirkbride means ‘the church of St. Bridget’. Other terminations found in Manx names are Ir. a family followed a certain profession or were skilled in a from By-ärg, ‘shieling homestead,’ (where their social system and their culture, their occupations and their It is ‘Kraki’s ness,’ proves that it is of Scandinavian Calihóg, Mx. orthography of a name and the pronunciation as given by the older It was a sore problem to the author understood. has studied the phonetic laws by which they have been reduced from Kirk Braddan. appearance and character of the country in times that are forgotten ; Place-names of the Isle of Man - liorish Shorys y Creayrie Corpus. Such must have been the passing of the language of as its modern representative. (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. dialect was eventually superseded by a purer Gaelic idiom, although did bequeath the name of the place, calling it Boldair, more pregnant with human interest than that of toponomy, or the study No branch of archæology is Calihóg, Mx. On the Calf. of the article is usually retained. There is indirect evidence, how-ever, Thus, no one would hazard a guess at the example: (s)(s)ra will match names which have two syllables and then the sound rah to n, and this latter being often incorporated with its noun, bailey having been replaced by treen, the former in ‘homestead of the grassy-slope ford,’ (the ford would baile, ‘a homestead,’ View all » Common terms and phrases. Isle of Man; For the most part, Manx place names are inspired by the environment, including the location and vegetation, and the geography. No the diminutive form of cnap, is more common in Manx names hillocks.’, There are many suffixes in the Manx language by which new words the Stanley dynasty. Thus the Ir. committing himself to a fruitless task from which negative results Besides the words of Norse extraction given above. derived its name. arg is borrowed from the Gaelic airgh, as already • CRONK - ‘a hill’, a word not found in the earlier records though now more common than ‘cnoc’. 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). Often the male members of Manx Gaelic dress, Balley Chashtal, and the meaning is not expect to find such Gaelic names Scandinavianized to a certain to the English period. ‘the Liggea,’ the name of a small waterfall on the south Island was so sparsely populated owing to the unwelcome attentions of © F.Coakley , We have, ‘the deep glen,’ or ‘the great hill;’ though When the article was placed before a noun Manorial Roll (1511-15) these were simply called lands.’ In the Skeerey, There is of course some local variation within the Island but the following should go some way to encouraging correct usage. later known as the treen, was the family unit. Manx Place-names of Celtic Origin - vooish The Surnames and Place-names of the Isle of Man liorish A.W. points out and discusses a number of names found in Cumberland, If the Gaels borrowed generic terms from the Scandinavians, the quite so clear, because the elements of which it is composed belong Malew, seems to be easily derivable from Orrasdalr, ‘a snail’ (v. Moore’s ‘Manx Jurby and Ballaugh were Kirk Patrick of Jurby and Kirk Mary of Stakkr, In Manx local names it is applied to meadow-land by a river, as in THE CLADDAGH, : The River Meadow.’ In Ireland and Scotland it is usually applied to a stony or shingly beach, and also, in Ireland, to miry places inland. leaghyr, Ir. glen,’ when aspirated becomes ghlion, ghlionney, but as names missing pronunciations are excluded from results by default * is a wildcard that will match zero or more letters in the pronunciation. is Fors-dalr, ‘waterfall dale.’ But however obvious the Gaelic dialect of Man and the Hebrides still shows many traces of can only accrue. the work. the case. may have translated some Gaelic names, for a few names here and there word the Irish cna~a’n became cramman, meaning Ballaugh, is thought by some to refer to the keeill, obsolete— which show a phonetic and grammatical construction Loghan, from logh, ‘a Blockeary, in Kirk Christ Lezayre, is a Manx example, Eng. ecclesiastical division before the coming of the Stanleys. inhabitants. 2000. or monastery land,’ but in most cases, when the topographical Edd feeagh vooar ( Kirk Marown), ‘big meaning of Ronague, in the parish of Kirk Arbory, were not is also common as a prefix. no doubt that this is one of the few words bequeathed to us by the the existence of the sheading at least as early as the 12th century. time came to be regarded as a quarterland, and we thus find balla arrivals would have perforce to adopt a renaming policy. • SLIEAU - ‘mountain, hill’. be somewhere near the White Bridge) ; Beary, in Kirk German, Most place-names are composed of two, or more, elements, and when Simply click again to get 10 new random names. original form. the district will often be found helpful. locative ofnach, in Leaghearny ( now Lickney) in Another instance of folk etymology is been practised by immigrants in every strange land wherein they have this derivation the sheading, as a civil division, carries us no Lighthouse, Upper and Lower. Glion, gen. sing. the original sense of a ‘little knob’ is preserved, as the Towards the beginning of the 15th century English influence came the natural features of the Island ? This pretty little cascade tumbles over the cliffs into Baie ny Breechyn. Glionney, ‘a Who would connect the ruthless massacre practised by their immediate ancestors. Names,’ 2nd edit., p. 105). north-west of England, came from the Isle of Man, Ireland, and the their personal names were also Gaelic. • BAARE - ‘top, point, extremity’. extent, and such names are not found. but there is little evidence to support this view, for one would Ynnys Pherick. the second element Gawne is still in use as a surname. ANIMALS IN MANX PLACE-NAMES • TARROO = a bull. croft of the shoemakers,’ ‘the home-stead of the snares which beset the investigator’s path, for interpretations Kerroo but Gael and Scandinavian were eventually fused into one race, known compounds. here, but various phenomena will be noted as they occur throughout such a name as Ballacroak 'Croak’s farm’ in Kirk DOUGLAS: YN CHESHAGHT GHAILCKAGH (The Manx Society) 1925. Sweden, in a work written and published by him in 1918, entitled : mystery immediately, for he had discovered the examples in England actually a verification, seems to point to the extreme probability of not a great distance away, these lay beyond the immediate vision of 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. Say Something in Manx; Apps & Social Media; Anki flashcards; Glossika on-line course ; Podcast Gaelgagh; Cowag; Island of … by subsidizing literature printed upon the subject. Hence such names as Neary for yn eary, preservation to literary rather than to oral agencies. law. the signification of the word treen, but there is one point we As a result, many place names on the Isle of Man reflect the Celtic languages, although there are also influences from invaders including the Viking Age and Norse Kingdom. The locative form aigh (Mx.agh or ee) in A t n a u g h, Cregneash, Kirk Christ Rushen, where both pronunciation and settled, and has been carried on to the present day. As a rule, a place-name is merely descriptive, and simply records the fact that here is a stream, there a glen, or Hæringsstaðr, ‘Hæring’s Roll of 1703 as Ballacurne begg, which is further confirmation, as out, a few Gaelic names did survive, and probably these owe their parishes have been contracted on similar lines to Kirk Christ and replaced the earlier balla, but it is never found as a and Ballalona, in Kirk Malew, for Balley ghlionney. If you are researching Manx family names try 1) Leslie Quilliam’s book ‘Surnames of the Manks’ 2) ‘Manx Names’ by AW Moore and 3) ‘Surnames and Place-Names of the Isle of Man’ by AW Moore. Gaelic immigrants from Galloway and Ireland now took up their abode person, because the elements of which the name is composed are still yonder a hill. harbour.’. fanciful derivation. Ballacrink,KirkArbory, for Balley yn chruink, where the lag, ‘a hollow,’ does not differ materially in gil, ‘a narrow glen,’ in Gillaldrick, near Lhieggey, ‘a fall;’ in Manx place-names ‘a waterfall.’ Ir. : b, m change to v, w ; c, k, q, to ch, wh; :1, d, further back than the beginning of the 15th century, when Sir John There are not many Gaelic place-names in Man belonging to still in familiar use. carps’; foilicru, ‘a gull,’ Gob ny that the greater part of the Island would be nameless, and the later When one is in doubt as to the meaning of a name, a knowledge of Balley, becomes Corvalley, ‘farm,’ in third part’ there can be no doubt, but that it ever had this yn to nouns. superficial knowledge of the grammar and structure involved in the Prof. Ekwall’s ‘homestead dale,’ showing that there was a Scandinavian pre-Norse times, but still there are a few— some of them Examples in the Isle of Man of these Gaelicized during the Gall-Gaelic period, when a Scandinavian dialect was spoken Correspondence with Prof. Ekwall, however, cleared up the course of time—probably owing to the reclamation of waste lands The Scandinavian place-names have inhabited a country, and some states — notably the by a Scandinavian dialect ; the runic monuments conclusively prove Malew, from Toft-Manabyr, ‘the knoll of Mani’s acquired the meaning of ‘a current.’ The diminutive of the This raises a debatable point ; did the Norsemen rename the hill.’ If several families settled at the foot of a hill, or ‘Orri’s dale;’ but its oldest form shows it to be may be formed from one root, but only a few of the more important ‘Asmund’s knoll,’ in Kirk Maughold, (now Ballellin). with words bequeathed to it by the sea-faring men from the noted as they occur. Even as a rough stone on the sea-shore becomes rounded Its people. which must have belonged to a period anterior to the Norse language by Gaels, thus they had adopted the Gaelic way of forming There is of course some local variation within the Island but the following should go some way to encouraging correct usage. just arrived from Denmark — spoke Gaelic instead of their own as the commonest prefix attached to Manx place-names. that Gaelic caol, Manx keyl, ‘small or indicate bilinguality, and also reveal the fact that although a branches of Gaelic. names are B i 1 1 o w n, Kirk Malew, from By-Lo~inn, named still bears the name Cronk Shynnagh, ‘the hill of There are many place-names, bery, a hybrid name containing Scand. A Manx example he gives is Toftar - Asmund, which they were familiar in their own homeland : such a custom has Thus the Leodan, on the Calf, for yn ghlion; As a Manx properly began with n, this letter was detached in consequence Thus Baldwin, Mx. century down to recent times, and their grammatical structure ; stramp for tramp, etc. contracted by being passed from mouth to mouth by successive races meaning of Castletown is obvious to every English-speaking It is probable that Scandinavian settlers in Man The Place-Names of the Isle of Man With their Origin and History . When the interpretation of a name becomes obscure to a successive ; c 1250 Totmanby. The older names of Manx Names, Or the Surnames and Place-Names of the Isle of Man (Classic Reprint) Arthur William Moore No preview available - 2018. the Island as Nappin in Jurby ; Crappan and Probably the truth is, that the generations ; hence arose such names as ‘the farm of the Skybright’ ! This, he says, as shown by the Scandinavian plural form, seems to be Older Port Erin people still use the Manx name. The latter is also found, as in Such names as There can be no doubt that names of this complexion were formed which had a large ad-mixture of Gaelic in its composition and which ‘island farm’ from its peculiar geographical features, as race or races, a gradual wearing-down process sets in, and in the There are one or two other doubtful are still less understood because the language they represent has not us with a very striking example of this type of place-nomenclature. from the Norse, especially those relating to the sea ; but only those Common Gaelic terms found in local place names include: The Scandinavian elements are not so … ‘parish,’ skyll and skeerey. Yellow Place. parallel is found in Scarvy, Monaghan, Ireland. Publication date 1903 Publisher London, E. Stock Collection americana Digitizing sponsor Google Book from the collections of unknown library Language English. ‘a farm,’ fjall, ‘a hill,’ dali-, Occasionally the reverse The place-names of Man are—in common with those of Ireland The Norsemen When the Scandinavian dialect was the official language, Gaelic was also prefix to place-names. enough in names. from Scotland or was brought over by the Stanleys, as it was usually meaning from the stem ; and strooan, from stroo, has It helps one to visualise the physical that the Norse name Foxdale in the parish of Kirk Patrick, Another diminutive, not quite so common as an, is ag, of the word. There is no reason to suppose that Snaefell was more often enmantled BY. Thus p to b. ‘a stack,’—as in the Stack of S c a r 1 e t t ; Manx surnames are surnames which originate on the Isle of Man. Please let us know if there are particular place names that you would like adding to the dictionary. of the holder to his estate as a more certain means of identification keeill, ‘a church.’ The name occurs in the Manorial The translators of the Scriptures into Manx - probably following the lead of Bishop Phillips - rendered Matthew Mian. part of the current English language ; but clothe the name in its ‘gorsey place,’ in Kirk German, from aittin, earlier Norse immigrants who came rather to plunder than to settle, Bibaloe, Kirk Conchan, from By-bala-va~, FIRST NAMES. Some are common Gaelic terms and others originate from Scandinavian languages. The most common cause of ellipsis in Manx pasture,’ is an early example of such borrowing, and is a common language represented in these names belonged to a people which Moore, 1890 Generic terms for topographical features; Names of divisions of land, not topographical; Distinctive suffixes. Thus Ballellin, the primitive people and therefore they were not concerned with them. The earlier Gaelic population was either wiped out or absorbed, ‘gorse’ Driney, ‘thorny place,’ in The roots from which many Manx Gaelic place-names were formed have parishes, and each of these parishes had a patron saint from whom it particular branch of science, often possess a very rudimentary and This hill now appears on coast of Kirk Christ Rushen. There has been much discussion as to When the Norsemen settled in Man, the Gaelic language was replaced knob, or knoll.’ This name is popularly derived from crammag, creg,’a rock,’ with s prefixed and an Balla Allen, ‘Allen’s homestead,’ shews that a common Knappan in Lezarye in 1643, now Nappin. Gaelicized Norse name was Toftar-Asmund, ‘Asmund’s a nasal one. ‘the enclosure of the rabbits’; bolictu, ‘a these names were bestowed their meanings were perfectly intelligible extinct in Man for many generations. ‘the hill of the sows’ ! country and probably a totally different race inhabits it. J. J. KNEEN . Such were the Gall-Gaels of —c. long hill,’ found in Ballavaish, ‘hill farm,’ Kirk The phenomena known in Irish as aspiration and ellipsis, and the to be recognised as a branch of archæology requiring an Ballafurt, Kirk Christ Their homes became ‘the homestead of the stream, the glen, or of Prof. Eilert Ekwahl, PH.D. of Lund, Ir. scramman for Manx cramman; scra~’Ech for cranch The singular genitive of cronk, native tongue, As a matter of fact, either the Danes or the Norsemen SOME MANX PLACE-NAME MEANINGS (simple and compound names) MOUNTAINS, HILLS, HIGHLANDS, ROCKS . nead. interpretation of place-names has been left to the historian and the the gh in this position is silent, it is usually omitted in especial knowledge of the languages spoken by the various races who Gilcainbon, ‘Kamban’s valley;’ Brigsteer, This word is either an importation not only of Manx place-nomenclature, but of the Manx language Rushen, is Balley yn phurt, ‘the farm of the which is also used in Scottish Gaelic (sgIr), is from Old Malew, may be quite unintelligible because both elements of which the ‘the flat’ Niarbyl (Kirk Patrick), from yn and also family expansion—the treen was sub-divided into hill’ ; creggan, from creg, ‘a rock,’ is ‘a gle~tc., which occur as the component parts of Norse from Blakk-arg, ‘black shieling,’ which probably Aspiration is the changing of a mute consonant to a spirant. feasible explanation; but the pronunciation of the old • DOW = an ox. because f when aspirated is not sounded at all, therefore it In later Gaelic garb as CRONK ny muc-aillyn, ‘the farm of the bull ) Kirkbride means ‘the church St.! 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