Surnames, Paperback


Most people take their surnames very much for granted, and yet they are one of our most personal and interesting possessions.

Your surname can tell you quite a lot about your ancestors.

Not all names are what they at first sight seem to be: if your name is Farmer, then an ancestor was a tax-collector; if it is Alabaster, then you are descended from a crossbowman.

About 1500 surnames are included, and if your name is not amongst them then probably a very similar one is.

This is an easy-to-read introduction to a fascinating subject.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Genealogy, heraldry, names & honours
  • ISBN: 9780747804857



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