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A History of British Surnames (Approaches To Local History) By Richard McKinley

A History of British Surnames (Approaches To Local History)
by Richard McKinley

Part of a series concerned with local history, this text looks at the derivation of different types of surnames. It ranges from those which evolved from occupations and personal names to those which evolved from location and by hereditary.

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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.

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GOR003355024
A History of British Surnames (Approaches To Local History)
Richard McKinley
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pearson Education Limited
1990-05-21
240
0582018706
9780582018709
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