anglicization anglicization

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of anglicizing; making English in appearance

Usage(s):

  • The men are called "scorchers," an anglicization of the Gaelic word scairt, for shout, and they fill the air with orders and questions and plain gossip.

News

  1. The Rice Family

    The name Rice in Ireland is of two origins. In Munster it is usually derived from the Welsh name Rhys, whereas in the North of Ireland it is derived from the Gaelic name O'Mulcreevy. The reason for the anglicization of this name as Rice is unclear, since the name does not translate as this.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Irish Central

  2. Phelan Whelan and Fallon

    The origin of the names Phelan and Whelan is an excellent example of the vagaries of Anglicization of Irish names. Both of these names are derived from the same Gaelic name O'Fáolain. Although Whelan is more common, Phelan is common in areas of Kilkenny and Waterford.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Irish Central

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