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The Children of Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland

Violet Manners, Duchess of Rutland was born Marion Margaret Violet Lindsay to the Hon. Charles Hugh Lindsay and Emilia Anne Browne. She married Henry Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland.
Their children were:

Marjorie Harriet Paget, called "Victoria", later "Marjorie Paget, Marchioness of Anglesey"

Robert Charles John Manners, Lord Hadden (he died young)

John Henry Montagu Manners, later "John Manners, 9th Duke of Rutland"

Violet Catherine Manners

Diana Olivia Winifred Maud Manners, later "Lady Diana Cooper, Viscountess Norwich" (Diana's true father was English politician Henry Cust)

Astoria






Origin: Possibly Greek or Provençal
Gender: Female
Meaning: Possibly "hawk", or "star"
Pronunciation: as-TOR-ee-ah
Other forms: Asteria

Thanks to jazzy badin for suggesting Astoria!

This name is one that no one seems to know the meaning of. Some claim it is a feminization of the name Astor, which comes from the Provençal surname astur, which means "hawk". Others think it comes from the aster, which means "star". I tend to think this version is meant to go along with the "hawk" meaning, while Asteria probably is meant to mean "star". Hawks are some of the most intelligent birds, they have very good vision and are excellent hunters. The females normally tend to be bigger than the males.

Hawks are featured in mythology from all over the world. Indians consider hawks to be the greatest bird, and that its feathers carry their prayers to the sun God. In Ancient Egypt hawks and falcons were royal birds, and there were many Gods and Goddesses with the heads of hawks. A slightly famous bearer of the name is Astoria Greengrass, wife to Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter series.

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  1. Thank you so much for doing a post on this! This certainly clears up some confusion on the name's meaning :)

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