Monday, 20 January 2014

The Norman French Jean

Sean is an Irish Language name. It is Irish borrowing of the Norman French Jean. Anglicisations of the name comprise Sean, Shane, Shayne, Shan, Shon, Shaine and Shawn. The name Shane comes from the Ulster pronunciation of the name, while the names Shaun, Shawn or Sean come from the way it is prominent in Munster, Leinster and Connacht.

In 1066, the Norman duke, William the Conqueror overpowered England, where the Norman French name Jehan/Johan came to be.

In 1066, the Norman duke, William the Conqueror conquered England, where the Norman French name Jehan / Johan (pronounced [dʒɛˈan]) came to be pronounced Jean, and spelled John. The Norman from the Welsh Marches, with the Norman King of England's mandate conquered Ireland in the 1170s. The Irish nobility was put back by Norman nobles, some of whom bore the Norman French name Johan or the Anglicised name John. The Irish adapted the name to their own pronunciation and spelling, producing the name Seán.


Sean is usually pronounced Shawn (Seán), but in the northern parts of Ireland, it is said "Shan", "Shen" or "Shayn", thus leading to the variant Shane.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Sean meaning and name origin

Sean \sean\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Sean), is pronounced shon. It is of Irish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Sean is "God is gracious". Variant of John, from French Jean. Spread outside of Ireland only in the 20th century. Occasionally used in hyphenated names. Heavily influenced by actors Sean Connery and Sean Penn. Basketball player Shawn Kemp; actors Sean Hayes, Sean Astin, Sean Bean; musician and entrepreneur Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Seán

Seán or Séan is an Irish language name. It is the Irish equivalent of the French Jean. Anglicisations of the name include Sean (pronounced Shane or Shan without a fada), Shane, Shayne, Shaine, Shan, Shon, Shaun, and Shawn. The name Shane comes from the Ulster pronunciation of the name, whereas the names Shaun, Shawn, or Sean come from the way it is pronounced in Munster, Leinster, and Connacht.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Alloxylon

Alloxylon is a genus of five species in the Proteaceae family of mainly small to medium-sized trees. They are native to the eastern coast of Australia, with one species, A. brachycarpum found in New Guinea and the Aru Islands. The genus is a relatively new creation, being split off from Oreocallis. The name is derived from Classical Greek allo- "other" or "strange" and xylon or "wood" due to their unusual cell architecture compared with the related genera Telopea and Oreocallis. In Australia, they are known as tree waratahs due to similarities in the inflorescences between them and the closely-related Telopea.