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American surnames

Author: Elsdon C Smith
Publisher: Baltimore : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1986, ©1969.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surnames. We all have them, but whose names were they originally? Whose are they? What do they mean and where do they come from? Elsdon Smith, America's leading authority on names, is the one man who definitely knows, and his book, American Surnames, is designed to answer these questions and more ...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elsdon C Smith
ISBN: 0806311509 9780806311500
OCLC Number: 13553340
Description: xx, 370 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Classification of surnames --
Surnames from father's name --
Surnames from occupation or office --
Contents --
Surnames from description or action --
Surnames from places --
Surnames not properly included elsewhere --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: Elsdon C. Smith.

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Surnames. We all have them, but whose names were they originally? Whose are they? What do they mean and where do they come from? Elsdon Smith, America's leading authority on names, is the one man who definitely knows, and his book, American Surnames, is designed to answer these questions and more ...

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