De Moleyns to Dysart

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

Dering

Deer-ing

De Ros

De Roos

Derwent

Darwent

De Salis

De Saals or De Sal-is

Devereux

Dev-rooks or Dever-oo

De Vesci

De Vessy

De Villiers

De Villers

Diomede

Di-o-meed

Dilhorne

Dill'n

Dominguez

Dum-ing-ez

Doneraile

Dunnaral

Donoughmore

Duno-more

Doune

Doun

Douro

Dur-o

Drogheda

Droyi-da

Drumalbyn

Drum-albin

Duchesnes

Du Karn(s) (sometimes French 'Du-shayn')

Ducie

Dew-si

Du Cros

Du Crow

Dukinfield

Duckin-field

Dumaresq

Du-merrick

Dunally

Dun-alley

Dundas

Dun-das

Dungarvan

Dun-gar-van

Dunglass

Dun-glass

Dunsany

Dun-saney

Duntze

Dunts

Du Plat

Du-Pla

Dupplin

Dupp-lin

Durand

Du-rand or Dur-rand

Dymoke

Dimmock

Dynevor

Dinny-yer

Dysart

Dy-z't

 

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