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Encyclopedia of American family names

Author: H Amanda Robb; Andrew Chesler
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The definitive guide to the 5,000 most common surnames in the United States. With origins, variations, rankings, prominent bearers and published genealogies.
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Amanda Robb; Andrew Chesler
ISBN: 0062700758 9780062700759
OCLC Number: 30780462
Description: x, 710 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: This book "provides comprehensive information about the 5,000 most common surnames in the United States, as reported by the federal government. It also gives thousands of derivations from these root names, bringing to over 10,000 the total number of surnames listed in the book. In addition to its etymological roots, each name is ranked in terms of its prevalence --
from Smith (#1) to Bosch (#5000) --
and most names include interesting narratives of prominent Americans bearing the surname. In many entries, a list of published genealogies is included, a feature not found in any other book on family names" --
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Responsibility: H. Amanda Robb and Andrew Chesler.

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The definitive guide to the 5,000 most common surnames in the United States. With origins, variations, rankings, prominent bearers and published genealogies.

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