Ebury to Fitzhardinge

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

Echlin

Eck-lin

Edwardes

Edwards

Egan

Ee-gan

Egerton

Edger-ton

Elcho

Elco

Elgin

El-gin (hard 'g')

Elibank

Elli-bank

Elphinstone

Elfin-ston

Elveden

Elve-den (Place 'Elden')

Elwes

El-wes

Erle

Earl

Ernle

Earnley

Erskine

Ers-kin

Eveleigh

Eve-ley

Eyre

Air

Every

As spelt

Eyton

I-tun

Falconer

Fawkner

Falkiner

Fawkner

Faringdon

Farringdon

Farquhar

Farkwar (Farker in Scotland)

Farquharson

Farkwerson (Farkerson in Scotland)

Fayrer

Fair-er

Featherstonhaugh

Fetherston-haugh or Fetherston

Feilding

Field-ing

Fenwick

Fenn-ick

Fergussen

Ferguson

Fermor

Farmer

Feversham

Fevver-sham (Place 'Favversham')

ffolliott

Foll-y-ot

ffolkes

Foaks

Fiennes

Fines

Fingall

Fin-gawl

Fitzhardinge

Fitzharding

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