Greig to Horsbrugh

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

Grosvenor

Grove-nor

Guise

Gyze

Gwynedd

Gwinn-eth

Haden-Guest

Hayden-Gest  (hard 'g')

Haldane

Hall-dane

Halsey

Hall-sey

Halsbury

Halls-bry

Hamond

Hammond

Harcourt

Har-cut

Hardinge

Harding

Harewood

Har-wood  (village pronounced Hare-wood)

Harington

Harrington

Harwich

Harrich

Hawarden

Hay-warden

Haworth

Hay-worth (Harden for title is  archaic)

Heathcoat

Heth-cut

Heathcote

Heth-cut

Heneage

Hennidge

Hepburn

Heb-b'n

Herschell

Her-shell

Hertford

Har-ford

Hervey

Harvey

Hever

Heaver

Heytesbury

Hetts-b'ry

Heywood

Haywood

Hindlip

Hynd-lip

Hippesley

Hips-ley

Hobart

Hubbard (city as spelt)

Hogan

Ho-gan

Holbech

Hole-beech

Home

Hume

Honywood

Honeywood

Hopetoun

Hopetown

Horsbrugh

Horsbro

 

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