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Description - Surnames by J.W. Freeman

Most people take their surnames very much for granted, and yet they are one of our most personal and interesting possessions. Your surname can tell you quite a lot about your ancestors. Not all names are what they at first sight seem to be: if your name is Farmer, then an ancestor was a tax-collector; if it is Alabaster, then you are descended from a crossbowman. About 1500 surnames are included, and if your name is not amongst them then probably a very similar one is. This is an easy-to-read introduction to a fascinating subject.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747804857
ISBN-10: 0747804850
Format: Paperback
(177mm x 113mm x 6mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - J.W. Freeman

The late J. w. Freeman had written historical articles for newspapers and magazines for many years. He became interested in the history and origins of surnames in the 1960s and his interest never diminished.