80 Surnames With Surprising Pronunciation

Did you know that the English surname “Featherstonehaugh” is pronounced “fanshaw”?

Searchable, sortable table of more unexpected name pronunciations:

SurnamePronunciation
Alleynealleen
Ayscougas-kew
Balfourbalfer
Baylesbayluss
Beauchampbeecham
Beaufoyboffy
Belvoirbeaver
Berkeleybarklee
Bethunebeeton
Blountblunt
Caiuskeys
Cholomondleychumley
Colquhouncar-hoon
Cowpercooper
Coyltonculltun
Creamercraymer
Crichtoncryton
Croughcrow
Cruwyscrews
Dalyell  or  Dalzelldee-ell
Darlingscotdarscot
Deathde-ath
De la Ruedella-rue
De Villedaveel
Donnedunn
Eamesaimz
Eyreair
Falconerfawkner
Farquharfarkwar
Featherstonehaughfanshaw
Foljambefool-jum
Foulisfowls
Greenhalghgreenholsh
Greiggreg
Grosvenorgrow-v’nor
Heathcoatheth-cut
Home  or  Hulmehewm
Houghhuff  or  hoe
Iveaghivah
Jacquesjakes
Jamesonjim-er-son
Kerrcarr
Keyneskaynes
Lassiterlaster
Le Mesurierle mezz-erer
Livesayliv-see
Lutyensluh-chens  or  lutchens
Lycettlisset
McGillycuddymac-li-cuddy
McGrathmcgraw
McLeroymack-ul-roy
Macleanmac-layne
Magdalenmaudlin
Mainwaringman-er-ing
Marjoribanksmarchbanks
Melhuishmell-ish
Menziesming-is
Montgomerymun-gum-eri
Myerscoughmaskew
Nighynye
Peircepurse
Pomfretpum-fret
Prideauxprid-o  or  pree-do
Ralphraif
Ruthvenriven
St Clairsin-clair
St Johnsin-jun
Salisburysauls-bree
Sandyssands
Scrymgeourscrim-jer
Stanhopestannup
Tarpleytaplee
Tuomeytoo-mee
Tuthilltuttle
Tyzacktie-sack
Urquharterk-urt
Waldegravewaldgrave  or  walgrave
Wodehousewood-house
Wolseleywools-ly
Yeatmanyaytman

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