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The origins of English surnames

Author: Joslin Fiennes
Publisher: London : Robert Hale, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surnames carry the history of people in a very personal way. In England surnames were mostly established by the end of the fourteenth century - by ordinary people, for ordinary people. Uniquely, surnames describe medieval lives not captured by any other record. They tell us what these people did, where they went, what they noticed and give clues about their culture and memories. This book examines the origins of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joslin Fiennes
ISBN: 9780719816529 0719816521
OCLC Number: 923207477
Description: 304 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Voices from the past --
Crafts, service and fashion: the popular occupations --
Farming, building and other occupations --
Place names: landscapes and travellers --
Nicknames: what others say about us --
Symbolic nicknames and medieval beliefs --
Personal surnames and mulitcultural traditions --
The survival of native personal names.
Responsibility: Joslin Fiennes.
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This book examines the origins of English surnames, looking at names of occupational, locational, symbolic and personal origin. Where genealogists and etymologists focus on single names, this book  Read more...

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'A rich story in every surname is waiting in the latest book to come from Dartmouth author Joslin Fiennes.' ... 'make up a picture of ordinary medieval life' Dartmouth Chronicle 'it is an enthralling Read more...

 
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