H312 Place-Names

Unlike the Manx Language which shows virtually no traces of Norse influence, the place-names of the Island still reflect the more than three hundred years of Norse influence (900-1265) as well as the language of the Gaelic-speaking majority population. Later place-names reflect the growing English domination from the 15th century onwards and the death of the Manx Language from the mid 19th century.

A.W. Moore was the first to place the study of Manx Place-names onto a firm basis, Kneen's later monumental study has remained the main reference though Dr George Broderick has published a 7 volume study of place names - however its publication scheme (printed to order at current costs of over £100/volume) somewhat reduces its availability.

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