A Dictionary of Family History

An A-to-Z genealogy reference for those who want to research their family trees. Part encyclopedia, part dictionary, part almanac, this is a practical, easy-to-use reference, filled with thousands of fact-filled A-to-Z entries.

A Dictionary of Family History

Author: Jonathan Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781473892552

Page: 247

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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 ...

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Author: Patrick Hanks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192527479

Page:

View: 133

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 than 100 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, 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 Additional material also includes a list of published and unpublished lists of surnames from the Middle Ages to the present day.

The Oxford Guide to Family History

Containing more than a hundred black and white illustrations showing family groups, houses, monuments, archive records, and family trees, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in tracing theirlineage.

The Oxford Guide to Family History

Author: David Hey

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 246

View: 538

Leading family historian David Hey offers practical guidance on how to trace family origins through the basics of research - how to get started, where to find records, and how to decipher early styles of handwriting. He also uses social history to suggest where to begin this search: such as inthe networks of kinship and inheritance, and the stability or mobility of certain families. Containing more than a hundred black and white illustrations showing family groups, houses, monuments, archive records, and family trees, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in tracing theirlineage.

The Dictionary of Genealogy

Researching family history is one of the most popular leisure activities throughout the world.

The Dictionary of Genealogy

Author: Terrick V. H. FitzHugh

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780713648591

Page: 302

View: 624

Researching family history is one of the most popular leisure activities throughout the world. The wide variety of documents which survive in this country, and overseas, make it possible for genealogists to unearth many generations of ancestors, some as f

Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland

This edition incorporates a number of additions and corrections and has been completely reset in a sturdier and more convenient format.

Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland

Author: William Kirwin

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773567410

Page: 628

View: 385

Byrne, Chaffey, Fahey, Fizzard, Fudge, Grouchy, Hynes, Inkpen, Lyver, McLaughlin, Miles, Murphy, Puddester, Quirk -- the names themselves are evocative of Newfoundland. Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland traces the origins of almost 3,000 surnames found on the Island and provides an engaging and comprehensive collection of etymology, genealogy, and Newfoundland history. The introduction presents a fascinating discussion of the history and linguistic origins of surnames found in Newfoundland, which come from many different cultures, notably English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, French, Syrian, Lebanese, and Mi'kmaq. The main body of the book comprises a dictionary of surnames in the province based on data collected from provincial voting lists, family records, government documents, and newspaper reports dating back to the seventeenth century. Each entry includes variant spellings and cross-references of the surname, the countries in which the name originated, and its meaning. Newfoundland place names associated with the surname are also given. The book also includes a ranking of the most common surnames in Newfoundland and a comparative analysis of the frequency of surnames in Scotland, Ireland, England, and Newfoundland. Originally published in 1977, Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland is a unique reference work, giving Newfoundlanders, both in the province and away, a fascinating look at their roots. This edition incorporates a number of additions and corrections and has been completely reset in a sturdier and more convenient format. It will be of great use to individuals tracing their ancestors and to genealogists researching early settlers in Newfoundland.

Surnames DNA and Family History

This book combines linguistic and historical approaches with the latest techniques of DNA analysis and show the insights these offer for every kind of genealogical research.

Surnames  DNA  and Family History

Author: George Redmonds

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199582645

Page: 242

View: 537

This book combines linguistic and historical approaches with the latest techniques of DNA analysis and show the insights these offer for every kind of genealogical research. The book will be welcomed by all those engaged in genealogical research, including everyone seeking to discover the histories of their names and families.

A Dictionary of Family History

How to Trace Your Family Tree, Lorenz Books, 2013 Chater, Kathy. Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestors, Pen & Sword, 2012 Christian, Peter and David Annal. Census: The Family Historian's Guide, A&C Black, 2014 Clarke, Tristram.

A Dictionary of Family History

Author: Jonathan Scott

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 1473892546

Page: 256

View: 899

An A-to-Z genealogy reference for those who want to research their family trees. Part encyclopedia, part dictionary, part almanac, this is a practical, easy-to-use reference, filled with thousands of fact-filled A-to-Z entries. You’ll find: *definitions of genealogy terms *timelines *details of available archives and websites *advice on research methods *explanations of genealogical peculiarities and puzzles that would test the knowledge of even veteran researchers With an emphasis on families with ancestors from Great Britain, this book includes many intriguing historical tidbits, such as the mechanics of the first census. For those interested in family, local, and social history, it’s both a useful tool and an enjoyable compendium.

Dictionary of American Family Names

Do you know how many people in the United States share it? What does it tell you about your lineage? From the editor of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Surnames comes the most extensive compilation of surnames in America.

Dictionary of American Family Names

Author: Patrick Hanks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199771693

Page: 2128

View: 529

Where did your surname come from? Do you know how many people in the United States share it? What does it tell you about your lineage? From the editor of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Surnames comes the most extensive compilation of surnames in America. The result of 10 years of research and 30 consulting editors, this massive undertaking documents 70,000 surnames of Americans across the country. A reference source like no other, it surveys each surname giving its meaning, nationality, alternate spellings, common forenames associated with it, and the frequency of each surname and forename. The Dictionary of American Family Names is a fascinating journey throughout the multicultural United States, offering a detailed look at the meaning and frequency of surnames throughout the country. For students studying family genealogy, others interested in finding out more about their own lineage, or lexicographers, the Dictionary is an ideal place to begin research.

Dictionary of American Family Names O Z

Do you know how many people in the United States share it? What does it tell you about your lineage? From the editor of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Surnames comes the most extensive compilation of surnames in America.

Dictionary of American Family Names  O Z

Author: Patrick Hanks

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195165593

Page: 1356

View: 699

Where did your surname come from? Do you know how many people in the United States share it? What does it tell you about your lineage? From the editor of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Surnames comes the most extensive compilation of surnames in America. The result of 10 years of research and 30 consulting editors, this massive undertaking documents 70,314 surnames of Americans across the country. To compile the Dictionary of American Family Names (DAFN), Editor Patrick Hanks gathered 100 million U.S. names and established a selection criteria for inclusion in DAFN. This selection criteria created a model of surnames with more than 100 occurrences. The next step was to begin researching the linguistic origin of the surnames. Each given names was carefully analyzed to determine whether it had any association with a particular language or culture. Naming practices for particular cultures were also determined to give clues about cultural assimilation. With the inclusions of addresses, pockets of ethnic areas were identified showing evidence of certain cultures in parts of the country, such as the French in Louisiana. Dictionary of American Family Names surveys surnames giving their meaning, nationality, alternate spellings, common forenames associated with them, and the frequency of each surname and forename.

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

This edition provides guidance on how to research your family tree using the internet and details the full range of online resources available.

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

Author: David Hey

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191044938

Page: 704

View: 803

The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History is the most authoritative guide available to all things associated with the family and local history of the British Isles. It provides practical and contextual information for anyone enquiring into their English, Irish, Scottish, or Welsh origins and for anyone working in genealogical research, or the social history of the British Isles. This fully revised and updated edition contains over 2,000 entries from adoption to World War records. Recommended web links for many entries are accessed and updated via the Family and Local History companion website. This edition provides guidance on how to research your family tree using the internet and details the full range of online resources available. Newly structured for ease of use, thematic articles are followed by the A-Z dictionary and detailed appendices, which includefurther reading. New articles for this edition are: A Guide for Beginners, Links between British and American Families, Black and Asian Family History, and an extended feature on Names. With handy research tips, a full background to the social history of communities and individuals, and an updated appendix listing all national and local record offices with their contact details, this is an essential reference work for anyone wanting advice on how to approach genealogical research, as well as a fascinating read for anyone interested in the past.

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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.

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Author: Patrick Hanks

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780198798811

Page: 2992

View: 494

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 than 100 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, 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.

Dictionary of French Family Names in North America

A unique feature of this work in comparison to other onomastics dictionaries is the inclusion of genealogical information on most of the Francophone migrants to this continent, something which has been rendered possible not only by the ...

Dictionary of French Family Names in North America

Author: Marc Picard

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527559289

Page: 745

View: 345

This dictionary contains data not only on the origins of French surnames in Québec and Acadia, a great many of which eventually spread to many parts of North America, but also on those which arrived in the United States directly from various French-speaking European and Caribbean countries. In addition to providing the etymology of the original surnames, it also lists the multifarious variants that have developed over the last four centuries. A unique feature of this work in comparison to other onomastics dictionaries is the inclusion of genealogical information on most of the Francophone migrants to this continent, something which has been rendered possible not only by the excellent record-keeping in French Canada since the very beginnings of the colony, but also through the explosion of such data on the internet in the last couple of decades. In sum, this dictionary serves the dual purpose of providing information on the meanings of French family names on the North American continent, as well as on the migrants who brought them there.

Christian Names in Local and Family History

This ground-breaking work shows that English christian names are also significant for those researching local communities and family history - and that they are a fascinating topic in their own right.

Christian Names in Local and Family History

Author: George Redmonds

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781550025071

Page: 192

View: 773

Surnames have long provided key links in historical research. This ground-breaking work shows that English christian names are also significant for those researching local communities and family history - and that they are a fascinating topic in their own right. Did you know, for instance, that the names Philip and Thomas were once used for girls? Or that there was a woman called Diot Coke in 1379? When George Redmonds became interested in christian names, he found that the information on his own name in dictionaries was contradicted by local records and that the standard works' emphasis on etymology only gave part of the story. Half a lifetime's research has convinced him that every christian name has a 'pedigree', which can be regional, local or even centered on one family. Here he explores the implications of this for both amateur and academic historians. Drawing on examples from Anne to Zaccheus, he covers a wealth of topics including the stabilisation of first names as surnames; the influence of individuals, parents, godparents and communities on naming; the popularity of names over the last 700 years; and more recent changes in naming practice. He challenges many published assumptions - and offers new insights into the customs and attitudes of our ancestors from the Middle Ages to the present day.

A Dictionary of Jewish Names and Their History

This reference examines the history of Jewish forenames and surnames, tracing the origin of each name and the changes that have occured over generations.

A Dictionary of Jewish Names and Their History

Author: Benzion C. Kaganoff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1568219539

Page: 250

View: 388

This reference examines the history of Jewish forenames and surnames, tracing the origin of each name and the changes that have occured over generations.

A Dictionary of English Surnames

For anyone interested in tracing a family name or family history in England, this is the standard guide.

A Dictionary of English Surnames

Author: Percy Hide Reaney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 520

View: 738

For anyone interested in tracing a family name or family history in England, this is the standard guide. It covers the origin and meaning of over 16,000 surnames, giving detailed information on early name-forms and how names have changed over the centuries. Alternative forms of names arecross-referenced to make it easy to find variants. An authoritative introduction sets in context the popular topic of name-studies, and guides the reader through the history and linguistic background of English surnames. In a new appendix for this revised edition, the distinguished family historian,Professor David Hey (author of the new Oxford Companion to Local and Family History), gives guidelines on how to go about the business of tracing the history of a name, to give you practical advice about sources of information.

Saindon Family

Dictionary of genealogical data and history of the Saindon - Sindon - Cindon lineage.

Saindon Family

Author: André Sindon

Publisher: Andre Sindon

ISBN: 9782981060488

Page: 658

View: 238

Dictionary of genealogical data and history of the Saindon - Sindon - Cindon lineage. Their origin in France and their settlement first in Acadia then in the province of Québec from where they spread to other provinces of Canada and the United States. Over 13,000 persons and 10 generations. Index: first name-name: marriages. Appendix: several testimnonies and articles on the Saindons history

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

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.

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Author: Patrick Hanks

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780198798835

Page: 2992

View: 927

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 than 100 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, 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.