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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure

Published in print November 2016 | ISBN: 9780199677764
Published online November 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780191781797 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199677764.001.0001
The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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Over 45,000 entries

This huge new dictionary is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK, covering English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames. It includes every surname that currently has more than 100 bearers, and those that had more than 20 bearers in the 1881 census.

Each entry contains lists of variant spellings of the name, an explanation of its origins (including the etymology), lists of early bearers showing evidence for formation and continuity from the date of formation down to the 19th century, geographical distribution, and, where relevant, genealogical and bibliographical notes, making this a fully comprehensive work on family names.

This authoritative guide also includes an introductory essay explaining the historical background, formation, and typology of surnames and a guide to surnames research and family history research. Additional material also includes a list of published and unpublished lists of surnames from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Book.  45620 pages.  3708493 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Names Studies

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Aaron in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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