Cat No.: GB1373:
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Written by Mark Antony Lower and published in 1843 this book contains essays on historical origins and meanings of English surnames.
A SUPERB BOOK - ONE TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS WITH THE MEANINGS AND ORIGINS OF THEIR NAMES.
Sections of the book include: History of English Surnames; Surnames derived from place names; from occupations and pursuits; from diginities, civil & ecclesiastical; from personal and mental qualities; surnames derived from Christian names; from natural objects and signs of houses; from social relations, and periods of age, time, etc.; surnames of contempt; (did you know that Gubbins was from the refuse parts of a fish?); surnames from virtues and abstract ideas; foreign names naturalised in England (and the USA) and the corruptions to which such names have been exposed; how surnames change; and historically based surnames.
ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING !
Also included is a list of Latinized names and the Roll of Battel Abbey. This is a list of the names of those supposed to have fought for William the Conqueror at The Battle of Hastings. This Roll comprises the three lists compiled by Leland, Holinshed and John Foxes.
As you can see from the photo, this old and rare book arrived with us in a pretty sad state with no covers. (But the pages were thankfully all intact). This is one that we shall have rebound before donating it to a deserving library or museum. Money from the sales of the CDs will enable that to happen.
CD released July 2005
No. of CDs is: 1 ; Format is: PDF ; Searchable?: YES;
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