By Ernest Weekley
Professor Ernest Weekley (1865-1954) was once a British philologist. From 1898 to 1938 he used to be Professor of contemporary Languages on the collage of Nottingham. one among his students D. H. Lawrence married his spouse, Frieda. He was once the writer of a few works on etymology together with: The Romance of phrases (1912/13/17/22/25), The Romance of Names (1914/14/22), Surnames (1916/1917/1936), A Concise Etymological Dictionary of contemporary English (1924), phrases old and glossy (1926), extra phrases old and smooth (1927), Adjectives and different phrases (1930), phrases and Names (1932), anything approximately phrases (1935) and Jack and Jill: A learn in Our Christian Names (1939).
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Professor Ernest Weekley (1865-1954) was once a British philologist. From 1898 to 1938 he used to be Professor of contemporary Languages on the college of Nottingham. considered one of his students D. H. Lawrence married his spouse, Frieda. He was once the writer of a few works on etymology together with: The Romance of phrases (1912/13/17/22/25), The Romance of Names (1914/14/22), Surnames (1916/1917/1936), A Concise Etymological Dictionary of recent English (1924), phrases historical and smooth (1926), extra phrases historic and smooth (1927), Adjectives and different phrases (1930), phrases and Names (1932), whatever approximately phrases (1935) and Jack and Jill: A research in Our Christian Names (1939).
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The class of surnames formed from the genitive of baptismal names. The frequent occurrence of Lewis is partly due to its being adopted as a kind of translation of the Welsh Llewellyn, but the name is often a disguised Jewish Levi, and has nearly absorbed the local Lewes. Next to the above come Allen, Bennett, Mitchell, all of French introduction. Mitchell may have been reinforced by Mickle, the northern for Bigg. It is curious that these particularly common names, Martin, Allen, Bennett (Benedict), 42 The Romance of Names Mitchell (Michael), have formed comparatively few derivatives and are generally found in their unaltered form.
X. asserts that his name has always been spelt in such and such a way, he is talking nonsense. If his greatgrandfather’s will is accessible, he will probably find two or three variants in that alone. The great Duke of Wellington, as a younger man, signed himself Arthur Wesley— “He was colonel of Dad’s regiment, the Thirty-third foot, after Dad left the army, and then he changed his name from Wesley to Wellesley, or else the other way about” (KIPLING, Marklake Witches); and I know two families the members of which disagree as to the orthography of their names.
Pepper for pepperer, Armour for armourer. For further examples see Chapter XV. g. Phillimore is for Finamour (Dearlove), which also appears as Finnemore and Fenimore, the latter also to be explained from fen and moor. Catlin is from Catherine. Balestier, a cross-bow man, gives Bannister, and Hamnet and Hamlet both occur as the name of one of Shakespeare’s sons. Janico or Jenico, Fr. Janicot may be the origin of Jellicoe. , and Pell for Peregrine. g. ” METATHESIS Metathesis, or the transposition of sound, chiefly affects l and r, especially the latter.
The Romance of Names (Dodo Press) by Ernest Weekley