The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Hardcover | December 24, 2016

EditorPatrick Hanks, Richard Coates, Peter Mcclure

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Containing entries for more than 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames, The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK. The Dictionary includes every surname that currently has more than100 bearers.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, genealogicaland 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 Additional material also includes a list of published and unpublished lists of surnames from the MiddleAges to the present day.

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Containing entries for more than 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames, The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK. The Dictionary includes every surname that currently has more than100 bearers.Each entry contains lists of vari...

Professor Patrick Hanks holds research professorships at the Bristol Centre for Linguistics in the University of the West of England, and at the Research Institute of Information and Language Processing in the University of Wolverhampton. He is an expert lexicographer, corpus linguist, and onomastician. Professor Richard Coates is a ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:3136 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.1 inPublished:December 24, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019967776X

ISBN - 13:9780199677764

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IntroductionGlossary of TermsList of Source DocumentsA-Z of family names of Britain and Ireland