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by John Ayto

eBook Encyclopedia of Surnames download ISBN: 0713681446
Author: John Ayto
Publisher: A&C Black Business Information and Development (May 29, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 352
ePub: 1613 kb
Fb2: 1267 kb
Rating: 4.4
Other formats: lit mobi azw mbr
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Words Language and Grammar

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Encyclopedia of Surnames book. Broad coverage includes supplementary features on famous surnames, surnames of fictional characters, pseudonyms and names from abroad which are popular in the UK, including Celtic names.

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The Encyclopedia of Surnames is not just another dictionary! With entertaining coverage of more than 7,000 surnames listed alphabetically, it provides a complete and accessible companion to tracing the history of names.

Written by John Ayto, a respected lexicographer and author of titles such as Word Origins, the Encyclopedia of Surnames is the ideal gift or research tool for historians, journalists, genealogists, researchers and anyone interested in tracing their family history.

Broad coverage includes supplementary features on famous surnames, surnames of fictional characters, pseudonyms and names from abroad which are popular in the UK, including Celtic names.

Comments: (3)
Katius
Certainly not what I was expecting. I could only find ONE family name in this book and it's a very common name and I already knew where it's origin was.

Only very common surnames in this book. Very little background info. Irritatingly most last names, instead of deep origins, have names of celebrities and historical, literary subjects next to the name.

I found out more about surnames just asking kids in grade school and people I worked with! I worked with a lady last name Olsen. I asked her if she had Swedish ancestry. She said it was Norwegian since they end their names in "sen" instead of "son." This book so far doesn't clarify that. I have a grandfather names Deskins. I had heard "kins" means a Welsh ancestry. I could only find the name Jenkins and it did not indicate anything Welsh.

I found NO other family names especially my husband's which is Polish/Czech.

A real disappointment. There are better name books out there I'm sure.

Or just ask classmates and fellow workers what their last names mean.
Xangeo
I just checked this out of the library to look up five surnames. Only one of them was even in the book and they are all very common names in the South - Swanzy, Ladner, Fayard, and several others. Not exactly a "complete guide" as the book claims.
Anazan
I purchased this encyclopedia of surnames as a gift for my 88-year-old father who has a real interest in the origin of last names. He has really enjoyed referring to it, even as he watched the NFL draft, looking up many of the players' names.

Although there are 6,000 entries, there were many unlisted names. This was disappointing for us but didn't diminish our interest in those that are listed. This is the only publication of this type that I could find.