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The Penguin Dictionary Of British Surnames

Author : John Titford
ISBN : 0141023201
Genre : English language
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The Penguin Dictionary of British Surnames is a useful and fascinating guide to the surnames that offer a unique insight into the place of origin, the occupations - and even the personality traits - of our ancestors. Detailed and informative, this dictionary is essential reading for anyone intrigued by the story of their name and by the history of their family. Contains more than 10,000 surnames, from Abbatt to Zouch Explains how various names reflect Britain's past Covers surnames taken from places, occupations, nicknames and first names Includes the development and variation of many names
Category: English language

The Penguin Dictionary Of Surnames

Author : Basil Cottle
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010170962
Genre : Names, Personal
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An analysis of over 8,000 English, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish surnames, including the 100 commonest in the United Kingdom, the British Commonwealth, and the United States.
Category: Names, Personal

The Surname Detective

Author : Colin D. Rogers
ISBN : 0719040485
Genre : Reference
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A helpful guide to tracing a surname for the amateur genealogist of family historian. A sample of 100 names are traced back to the 1086 Domesday Book. Even if yours is not among them, Rogers suggests methods and sources for pursuing independent investigation.
Category: Reference

The Penguin Dictionary Of British Place Names

Author : Adrian Room
ISBN : UOM:39015056889507
Genre : Gazetteers
File Size : 82.98 MB
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A comprehensive A-Z guide to the meaning and history of 6000 place name from England, Scotland and Wales. Unlocking the meaning of a place namecan provide fasinating insights into the history and development of a community. A place name can tell us when a town was founded, who founded it what the surrounding countryside was like and even which animals lived there. This dictionary provides the key. Covering names of countries, regions, cities, towns, suburbs, villages and rivers. In each case it explains precisely the place names means, what language it is derived from (for example, Anglo-Saxon, Celtic) and when it was first recorded and provides a host of background details. The dictionary also explains the meaning and significance of comman elements in place names (for example, ham) and includes a number of maps.
Category: Gazetteers

The Oxford Handbook Of Lexicography

Author : Philip Durkin
ISBN : 9780199691630
Genre : Lexicography
File Size : 68.62 MB
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This volume provides concise, authoritative accounts of the approaches and methodologies of modern lexicography and of the aims and qualities of its end products. Leading scholars and professional lexicographers, from all over the world and representing all the main traditions and perspectives, assess the state of the art in every aspect of research and practice. The book is divided into four parts, reflecting the main types of lexicography. Part I looks at synchronic dictionaries - those for the general public, monolingual dictionaries for second-language learners, and bilingual dictionaries. Part II and III are devoted to the distinctive methodologies and concerns of the historical dictionaries and specialist dictionaries respectively, while chapters in Part IV examine specific topics such as description and prescription; the representation of pronunciation; and the practicalities of dictionary production. The book ends with a chronology of the major events in the history of lexicography. It will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners in the field.
Category: Lexicography

A History Of British Surnames

Author : Richard Mckinley
ISBN : 9781317901464
Genre : History
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Aiming to avoid technical terminology, Richard McKinley provides an introduction to the history of hereditary surnames in Britain from their first appearance to the present day. Devoting a chapter to each of the main categories of name, he enables readers to set the facts they discover about their own ancestry, family history and surnames into the context of general surname development. The author deals with those names that originate in England, Wales and Scotland; and since these tend to have their own distinct histories, he discusses developments in each of the three countries separately, wherever appropriate. The book uses the study of surnames to illuminate social history and draws attention to the complex patterns of population mobility that have always characterized British Society. It also describes regional and class differences in surnames, some features of which survive to our own time.
Category: History

A History Of British Surnames

Author : Richard Alexander McKinley
ISBN : UVA:X001782384
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Oxford Names Companion

Author : Patrick Hanks
ISBN : 0198605617
Genre : Gazetteers
File Size : 73.83 MB
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The Oxford Names Companion provides all the information that you will need about place and personal names existing within the British Isles. Divided into three sections on Surnames, First Names, and British Place-Names, they showcase the knowledge and detailed information from leading experts in the names field: A Dictionary of Surnames explains the origin and meaning of nearly 70,000 surnames. It covers all the common surnames, and many other rare ones, in the English-speaking worldthat are of European derivation. Also giving information about the history and distribution of names where possible and having sourced advice from specialist consultants for particular areas, such as Jewish names and Celtic languages, this reference work is a systematic comparative survey of names that no other work can offer. A Dictionary of First Names is a comprehensive study of first names providing a collection of linguistic, historical, and associated information about some 7,000 names used within the British Isles. Names form part of an individual's cultural identity and say much about our or our family's origins, and this dictionary reflects the long history of cultural diversity within Britain. A Dictionary of British Place-Names contains place-names of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales to form an impressive collection of around 15,000 British place-names, tracing their development from earliest times to the present day. The names are cited in their original spelling andlanguage, such as Celtic, Old English, Old Scandinavian, and the overall effect of this reference work is that it shows that place-names have an incredible capacity for survival.
Category: Gazetteers

The Penguin Pocket Dictionary Of Babies Names

Author : David Pickering
ISBN : 9780141916392
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 62.17 MB
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What's in a name? Rather more than you might at first suspect, for names are steeped in history and myth and have much to tell us about our past, our beliefs - even our personality traits. The Penguin Pocket Dictionary of Babies' Names takes a close look at 3500 names, explaining origins and meanings, showing how some have changed in popularity and use over time and providing all the diminutive and variant forms. Part of Penguin's major new series of reference titles ranging from Spanish and French dictionaries to books on spelling and quotations.
Category: Family & Relationships