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Surnames J.W. Freeman

Surnames By J.W. Freeman

Surnames by J.W. Freeman


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Summary

Your surname can tell you a lot about your ancestors. Not all names are what they at first sight seem to be: if your name is Farmer, then an ancestor was a tax-collector; if it is Alabaster, then you are descended from a crossbowman. This work includes about 1500 surnames, and if your name is not amongst them then probably a very similar one is.

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Surnames by J.W. Freeman

Most people take their surnames very much for granted, and yet they are one of our most personal and interesting possessions. Your surname can tell you quite a lot about your ancestors. Not all names are what they at first sight seem to be: if your name is Farmer, then an ancestor was a tax-collector; if it is Alabaster, then you are descended from a crossbowman. About 1500 surnames are included, and if your name is not amongst them then probably a very similar one is. This is an easy-to-read introduction to a fascinating subject.

About J.W. Freeman

The late J. w. Freeman had written historical articles for newspapers and magazines for many years. He became interested in the history and origins of surnames in the 1960s and his interest never diminished.

Table of Contents

Nicknames; More nicknames; Occupational names; Local surnames; Local surnames of French origin; Surnames of family relationship; Old English, French or Scandinavian?; Irish surnames; Scottish surnames; Welsh surnames; Transatlantic surnames; Commonwealth surnames; Conclusion, Further reading, Index of names.

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GOR003165867
9780747804857
0747804850
Surnames by J.W. Freeman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20010228
96
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