Searching for Surnames: A Practical Guide to Their Meanings and Origins

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Countryside Books, 2002 - Reference - 256 pages
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In the search for ancestors, names are the starting point. Here is a solid working guide for family tree historians to surnames - their history, identification, and variations. Written with his usual clarity and enthusiasm by professional genealogist John Titford.

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John Titford explains the subject fully with his usual clarity and enthusiasm. Taking a step by step approach, he deals first with the history of surnames and of the languages which gave rise to them, followed by a series of surname surgeries and case studies that suggest various techniques for getting a name To yield up its meaning.

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