Scottish Forenames: Their Origins and History

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Birlinn Limited, 1996 - Music - 205 pages
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This work provides origins and meanings for hundreds of Scottish forenames in an A-Z format. This book includes famous and infamous Scots who gave names popularity or notoriety, and also lists the earliest occurrence of a name in Scotland. The book features examples from throughout Scottish history: Judith, niece of William the Conqueror, the ancestress of many Scottish kings; St Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland because a cloud in the shape of a cross appeared in the sky above a 10th-century battlefield, bringing victory to the Picts and the Scots over the Saxons; the effects of the Norman Conquest, the Reformation and royal births; and the impact of today's movie stars and sports heroes on the popularity of forenames.

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