Colonial Virginia · family ties · genealogy

Pronouncing Old Virginia Names

Today I ran across an article from 1993 on the pronunciation of Old Virginia surnames and colonial place names that I thought you might like. Dropping Ws was a typical practice (as in England) and a good example is the family name ‘Burwell’ which is pronounced ‘Burl’.

Check it out if you have a chance at The where you’ll find other topics of interest for genealogists, history buffs, Pocahontas-wanna-bes, and the mildly curious.


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