Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames : revised 3rd Edition
This fascinating guide explores the origins of over 16,000 English surnames, from the rare Clutterbuck to the everyday Smith, and their development through the centuries. Alternative forms of names are all fully cross-referenced, making it easy to find variants. This book is an invaluable guide for anyone with an interest in names & genealogy.
- An authoritative appendix on tracing the origins of a family name, written by David Hey (author of the Oxford Companion to local and Family History.
- Entires include sources and dates, placing each name firmly in its historical context
- All in-depth introduction to the history of family names provides valuable information, especially to anyone starting to research their family history