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Research Your Surname and Your Family Tree


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Table of Contents

The Small Print; 1. Understanding Surnames; 2. Finding out How Surnames Change; 3. Exploring Surname Distribution; 4. One Source or Many?; 5. Working with Occupational Names; 6. Focusing on Place Names; 7. Making Sense of Landscape Names; 8. Working with Patronymics; 9. Taking Care with Nicknames; 10. Working with the Genealogical Approach; 11. Exploring 1066 Names; 12. Understanding Coats of Arms and Surnames; 13. Orphans and Surnames; 14. English Surnames; 15. Welsh Surnames; 16. Scottish Surnames 17. Irish Surnames; 18. Isle of Man Surnames; 19. Channel Island Surnames; 20. Understanding Jewish Surnames of the British Isles; 21. Identifying Gypsy Surnames of the British Isles; 22. British Isles Surnames in Australia and New Zealand; 23. British Isles Surnames in the Americas; 24. Dealing with Extinct Surnames; 25. Investigating DNA Studies; 26. One-Name Studies; 27. Taking Charge of Your Surname; Appendix 1. The 50 Most Common Surnames; General Index; Index of Surnames.

About the Author

Dr Graeme Davis is a university lecturer with a doctorate in philology - the area of study which includes surname origins - as well as a genealogist with extensive experience of family tree research. His academic work includes books about the Anglo-Saxon language and English dialect dictionaries, while his genealogical publications include Your Family Tree Online. Surname and genealogical research are brought together in this book which offers a sound and rigorous framework for practical study.


'This book will provide some valuable pointers to unravelling the unique story behind your surname.' Who Do You Think You Are? 'The book is a delight to study or just to browse. The scope is both wide and detailed. This book is highly recommended and it ought to be in every genealogist's library.' Genealogists Magazine. 'A warm, well-informed book that will interest everyone.' Your Family Tree.

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