But there is one thing that it overlooks. In Hanks' dictionary, under the entry for Featherstonhaugh, there's a hint: "the surname is commonly pronounced Fanshaw and may have been mistaken with Fanshawe." Fanshawe is an unique and ancient surname derived from fane, which means "temple or church," and shaw, which means "little wood or grove." Thus, "fane of the shaws" could be translated into English as "temple of the little woods."
So, despite its common pronunciation, Featherstonhaugh isn't actually correct. The correct pronunciation of this name is Fanshaw.
Featherstonhaugh/'faen So:/FAN Shaw (also spelled Fetherstonhaugh and Featherstonehaugh) is a surname from England. It may originate as a place name, possibly from a personal name or an occupational name meaning "feather farm".
The name was popular among both men and women in the 18th century. It may be found as early as 1235 when it appears in the records of Nottingham Cathedral. By the 19th century, it was common enough for it to be used as a given name among people other than surnames.
Featherstonhaugh may have been derived from the names Frederick or Francis, which were very common names during this time period. Or it could be a pet form of Henry, John, or William which were also popular names.
There are several theories about how the name became associated with Scotland. One theory is that a Scottish lord named Frederick de Ferranti acquired land there that was called Ferrantia. Another theory is that a British soldier named Featherstonhaugh bought land from a Scottish lord and brought back a copy of the deed to sell to others. Still another theory is that the name is an adaptation of Scots Gaelic words meaning "son of Frederick" or "son of Francis".
McGrath or MacGrath is derived from the Irish surname Mac Craith and is sometimes followed by a space: for example, Mark Mc Grath. In English-speaking nations, it is often pronounced identically as the related surname McGraw. It is pronounced muh-grah in Australia and New Zealand.
The name may also be spelled McGrath, MacGrath, or MacCraith.
The Fanilows have been around for a while, but they truly hit a pop cultural high when a Will & Grace episode named "Fanilow" revealed Will to be a Barry fan. 2. Beliebers: Justin Bieber fans. The term "Belieber" appears to have originated in the depths of Internet fandom, but some believe it was established by an evil entity. No one knows for sure how or why the word came about, but it's been used to describe any fan of the singer, including those who don't like him.
Bieber himself has said he doesn't care what people call his fans, which makes sense since a lot of them make lots of money by selling merchandise and attending concerts. But still, it's kind of amazing that a single person can generate such enthusiasm without losing respect from his supporters.
As for the Fanilows themselves, they seem to love the attention their favorite singer has brought them. Whether it's because they want more fame or not, they've signed up to be part of Will & Grace which makes them legitimate celebrities within the world of TV comedy. And who knows, maybe next time he releases a new album, Justin Bieber will find another few hundred thousand fans.
Leicester is now known to be pronounced Lester. Similarly, Gloucester is pronounced Gloster, while Brits jokingly refer to Towcester as "Toaster." Cirencester, on the other hand, is pronounced precisely as it is spelt. By 1086, the word was compressed to Ledecestre, and it's easy to understand how Leicester got its spelling. The -est part of the name is often omitted in English, so someone from Leicester would say Leicstera or Leciester.
Before the 11th century, neither the city nor the county had any particular name. They were simply called Leicestershire. In 1086, William the Conqueror granted the region to his half-brother Robert de Beaumont, who in turn gave it to his son Eustace. Thus the city of Leicester and the county of Leicestershire were born.
The original form of the name was probably something like "Hlisdelstir", which means "City of Hlõð". This is a German name that dates back to about 775 when the Anglo-Saxons invaded England. It may have been given as tribute to some unknown ruler. A later form of the name is "Hleostortr", which means "Battlefield of Heroes".
In 1837, the city's population was just under 100,000 people. Today, it's closer to 500,000!
The "i" at the end is short, and it doesn't matter what letter comes after it - this word will be spelled exactly the same way.
The coordinating conjunctions for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so (grammar mnemonics) provide a new meaning.