Dictionary of English Surnames

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Taylor & Francis, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 508 pages
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There is a constant popular fascination with names--what they mean, when they originated, where they come from. This edition of the classic work by Reaney and Wilson will be the primary resource for anyone who is interested in the etymology of names. It gives the meanings of over 16,000 English surnames and their variants, together with early forms and their sources and dates.

A Dictionary of English Surnameswas first published in 1958 and rapidly established itself as the standard work on the subject. Now in its third edition, this volume has been updated to include 5,000 additional names. The main body of the work is arranged alphabetically with a full cross-reference system for variant spellings. An essential reference volume for linguists, historians, and students of either discipline, A Dictionary of EnglishSurnameswill fascinate anyone with an interest in names and their history.

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April 1 2006 East Kingdom Internal Letter of Intent
Abel: A Dictionary of English Surnames, Revised Edition by ph Reaney & rm Wilson under Abel (p.1) dates Abel de Etton' to 1220. ...
ech.eastkingdom.org/ ILoIs/ 2006-04-01/ 2006-04-01-ILoI.html

Feminine Given Names in DES: Introduction
The following annotated list of women's given names has been compiled primarily from A Dictionary of English Surnames (DES), by ph Reaney, with corrections ...
www.s-gabriel.org/ names/ talan/ reaney/

Feminine Given Names in DES, part 1
The following annotated list of women's given names has been compiled primarily from A Dictionary of English Surnames (DES), by ph Reaney, with corrections ...
www.sca.org/ heraldry/ laurel/ reaneyintro.html

Online Catalog Torrance Public Library
A Dictionary of English Surnames is an authoritative and enlightening guide to the origins of English surnames and how they developed over the centuries. ...
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An Tir Internal Letter of Untent, April 1, 2003
Additionally Reaney, ph & rm Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames, glosses Holyoak as "...from residence near a holy-oak or gospel-oak, an oak marking a ...
www.antirheralds.org/ humor/ 010403/ 01apr03hp.html

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. 1990. A Dictionary of First ...
such as A Dictionary of English Surnames, Welsh Surnames, or Deutsche Namenkunde. are to be interpreted quite narrowly. At the 'social service' end, ...
ijl.oxfordjournals.org/ cgi/ reprint/ 10/ 3/ 254.pdf

Hemingway One-Name Study
A Dictionary of English Surnames, Reaney & Wilson, Routledge, Third Edition 1991. HEMINGWAY, HEMMINGWAY: John de Hemyngway, William Hemyngway 1379 PTY; ...
www.hemingway.uk.com/ derivation.htm

Eldrich Gaiman eastern.crown@eastkingdom.org Friday, February 5th ...
Also in Reaney & Wilson A Dictionary of English Surnames, p213, as a header. 30 Orzel Gotiaszewski herbu Ko{s'}cie{s'}za (m) - New Name Herald of Record: ...
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Hodgson (Surname) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Reaney, ph (1958) A Dictionary of English Surnames, first edition (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul). Reaney, ph (1967) The Origin of English Surnames ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ Hodgson_(Surname)

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Wilson, A dictionary of English surnames (3rd edn. 1991) which lists the surviving. spellings of many surnames as well as giving referenced examples from ...
www.sog.org.uk/ leaflets/ surnames.pdf

About the author (1991)

P. H. Reaney is the author of The Origin of English Surnames (RKP, 1980). R. M. Wilson is Professor Emeritus of English Language at Sheffield University.

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