Families Directly Descended from All the Royal Families in Europe (495 to 1932) and Mayflower Descendants bound with Supplement
This book is the first basic tool in English to trace the origins of Chinese surnames. At the heart of the work are three principal chapters. Chapter 1 describes the history of Chinese surnames, the research on Chinese surnames in literature, and reasons surnames have changed in Chinese history. Chapter 2, by far the largest of the chapters, delivers a genealogical analysis of more than 600 Chinese surnames. Chapter 3 consists of an annotated bibliography of Chinese and English language sources on Chinese surnames. The work concludes with separate indexes to family names, authors, titles, and Chinese-character stroke numbers (one mechanism used for grouping Chinese characters).
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The early generations of the Washington descent are incorrect. Use with extreme caution. There is much newer informaton available.
The description above stating that this book deals with the origins of Chinese surnames is totally incorrect. The book itself is not up to date. Since it's initial publication in 1932, genealogists have disproved many of the lines therein, notably "Lineage of the wife of Richard Warren of the Mayflower" -(see TAG 78:81-86). There are further disconnects in other lineages therein.
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