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Publisher: Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Company: 2000
Our Product Number: RMH072
265 pages. Nobody in America knows more about names. This book will tell you where surnames had their origins; how forenames have their fashions; and how names are used for tracing settlement patterns. View more info
By: Smith, Elsdon C.
Publisher: Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Company: 1995
Our Product Number: RMH001
Index. . 370 pages. Elsdon Smith begins this work with a discussion of the development of hereditary surnames and then he divides his subject into six broad categories: Classification of Surnames, Surnames from Father's Name (patronymics), Surnames from Occupation or Office, Surnames from Description or Action (nicknames), Surnames from Places, and Surnames Not Properly Included Elsewhere. In these areas he expounds on such subjects as abbreviated names, surnames derived... View more info