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SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION
HI ENGLISH LOCAL SURNAMES
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Adam Alice appears atte Bardsley became become Bedfordshire Breton Bury St Edmunds called Calvados Cambridgeshire Chaucer christian name common compounds Conquest counties Danelaw denote derive Dictionary diminutive Domesday Book dweller E. K. Chambers England English Essex etymology examples family names father filius fourteenth century France Geoffrey Henry Hugh identical John Kent Lancashire land later Lincolnshire lived London maker manor meaning medieval metonymic Middle English modern surnames Nicholas nickname Norfolk Norman noted numerous obsolete occasionally occupational occupational-names occurs origin Oxford parish patronymic peasants personal-names pet-form pet-name place-name popular probably pronunciation Ralph rare recorded Richard Robert Roger Scandinavian seller servant Shropshire Simon slang Somerset spelling SRLo SRSf SRSo SRSx SRWo Subsidy Rolls Suffolk survives Sussex term thirteenth century Thomas twelfth century variants village villeins Walter Weekley Welsh whilst William Worcestershire Yorkshire