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SPELLING AND PRONUNCIATION
ENGLISH LOCAL SURNAMES
SURNAMES FROM FRENCH AND CONTINENTAL
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A. R. Wagner Adam Agnes Alice appears AssL atte Bardsley became Bedfordshire Breton Bury St Edmunds called Calvados Cambridgeshire Chaucer christian name common compounds Conquest counties Danelaw denote derive diminutive Domesday Book dweller E. K. Chambers early England English Essex etymology examples family names father filius fourteenth century French Geoffrey Henry hereditary surnames Hugh John land later Lincolnshire London maker manor meaning medieval metonymic modern surnames Nicholas nickname Norfolk Norman Norwich noted numerous obsolete occasionally occupational occupational-names occurs origin Oxford patronymics peasants personal-names pet-form pet-name place-name 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