Craster to De Lotbiniere

The archaic pronunciation of surnames has not always developed at the same pace as our language, and can cause confusion. The table below gives guidance on the pronunciation of a selection of English surnames - establishing the traditional pronunciation of a surname will ensure that you do not cause offence. 

Surname

Pronunciation

Craster

Crarster

Creagh

Cray

Creighton

Cryton

Crespigny

Crepp-ni

Crichton

Cryton

Cromartie

Crum-aty

Crombie

Crumbie

Culme

Cullum (Sometimes as spelt)

Cuming

Cumming

Cunynghame

Cunningham

D'Abrell

Dab-roo

Dacre

Dayker

Dalbiac

Dawl-biac

Dalhousie

Dal-howsi

Dalmeny

Dul-menny

Dalyell

Dee-el or Dayli-el

Dalzell

Dee-el or Dayli-el

Darcy de Knayth

Darcy de Nayth

Daresbury

Darsbury

Daubeney

Daub-ny

Daventry

As spelt ('Daintry' is archaic)

Davies

Davis

De Blacquiere

De Black-yer

De Burgh

De Burg

Decies

Deeshies

De Courcy

De Koursey

De Crespigny

De Crepp-ni

De Freyne

De Frain

De Hoghton

De Hawton

De la Warr

Della-ware

Delamere

Della-mare

De la Poer

De la Poor

De la Rue

Della-rue

De L'Isle

De Lyle

De Lotbiniere

De Lobin-yare

 

SHARE THIS:

Forms Of Address

New: Debrett's Recommends

New: Debrett's Recommends

Debrett's Recommends

Debrett's Recommends

Debrett’s Recommends is an exclusive collection of luxury lifestyle goods and services hand-picked by Debrett’s.

Find Out More
Natasha Devon's Lessons for Life

Natasha Devon's Lessons for Life

Natasha Devon's Life Lessons

Natasha Devon's Life Lessons

The government's mental health champion on the importance of education outside the classroom

Find out more
the debrett's 500

the debrett's 500

the Debrett's 500

the Debrett's 500

Celebrating Britons that are inspiring, achieving and making a difference.

Search now
CORRECT FORM

CORRECT FORM

Royal Portraits

Royal Portraits