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The Oxford dictionary of family names in Britain and Ireland

Author: Patrick Hanks; Richard A Coates; Peter McClure, (Historian)
Publisher: [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This newly compiled and researched dictionary contains entries for more than 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames. The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK.
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Oxford dictionary of family names in Britain and Ireland.
Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016949491
(OCoLC)946461144
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Hanks; Richard A Coates; Peter McClure, (Historian)
ISBN: 9780192527479 0192527479 9780191781797 0191781797
OCLC Number: 964412220
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland: VOLUME 1; Copyright; Editors and contributors; Contents; Introduction; 1. What is FaNBI?; 1.1 Selection of entries; 1.2 Order of contents for entries; 1.2.1 MAIN ENTRIES AND VARIANTS; 1.2.2 FREQUENCIES; 1.2.3 MAIN LOCATIONS; 1.2.4 EXPLANATIONS; 1.2.5 FURTHER INFORMATION; 1.2.6 EARLY BEARERS; 1.2.7 REFERENCES; 1.3 Philology and genealogy; 2. What is a family name?; 2.1 Monogenetic and polygenetic family names; 2.2 Family names and genetics; 2.3 Statistics of population and family names. 3. Origins and development of family names in England; 3.1 The beginnings of family names in England; 3.2 Linguistic and cultural origins of English names; 3.3 The typology of English family names; 3.3.1 LOCATIVE NAMES; 3.3.1.1 Toponymic names; 3.3.1.2 Ethnic and regional names; 3.3.1.3 Topographic names; 3.3.2 RELATIONSHIP NAMES; 3.3.2.1 Old English personal names; 3.3.2.2 Old Scandinavian personal names; 3.3.2.3 Anglo-Norman French personal names; 3.3.2.4 Pet forms of Norman French and Middle English personal names; 3.3.2.5 Names ending in -s and -son; 3.3.3 OCCUPATIONAL NAMES. 3.3.4 STATUS NAMES; 3.3.5 NICKNAMES; 3.4 The development of hereditary family names in England; 3.5 The evolution of modern variants; 3.6 The geography of English family names; 4. Family names in Scotland; 4.1 Family names in Scots-speaking Scotland; 5. Family names in Ireland and Gaelic-speaking Scotland; 5.1 The background of Gaelic; 5.2 Gaelic in Ireland and Scotland; 5.3 Gaelic genealogy and characteristic name-types; 5.4 Literature on Gaelic names; 6. Manx family names; 7. Welsh family names; 8. Cornish family names; 9. Family names in the Channel Islands. 10. Huguenot and Walloon family names in Britain and Ireland; 11. Jewish family names in Britain and Ireland; 11.1 Ashkenazim and Sephardim; 11.2 Jewish languages in Europe; 11.3 History of Jews in England, Scotland, and Ireland; 11.3.1 FROM EXPULSION TO EMANCIPATION; 11.3.2 JEWISH IMMIGRATION TO BRITAIN AND IRELAND IN THE TH AND TH CENTURIES; 11.4 Typology of Jewish family names; 11.4.1 JEWISH RELATIONSHIP NAMES; 11.4.2 JEWISH LOCATIVE NAMES; 11.4.3 ORNAMENTAL NAMES, HANDOUT NAMES, AND OTHER KINDS OF NICKNAME; 11.4.4 JEWISH OCCUPATIONAL NAMES; 11.4.5 JEWISH RELIGIOUS STATUS NAMES. 11.5 Jewish names in eastern Europe and beyond the sphere of German influence; 11.6 Jewish names in Italy; 11.7 Israeli Jewish names; 12. Family names of recent immigrants in Britain and Ireland; 13. Chinese family names in Britain; 13.1 A brief history of Chinese surnames; 13.2 Typology of Chinese family names; 13.3 Chinese population movement; 13.4 Chinese dialects and their romanization; 13.5 Multiple origins of Chinese family names in the form used in the West; 13.6 Records of Chinese family names; 13.7 Previous work on Chinese family names; 14. Family names from the Indian subcontinent. 14.1 Linguistic preliminaries concerning family names in India.
Responsibility: editor-in-chief, Patrick Hanks ; principal investigator, Richard Coates ; principal etymologist, Peter McClure.

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This newly compiled and researched dictionary contains entries for more than 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames. The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK.

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