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    Penguin Reference Library: The Penguin Dictionary of British Surnames

    By: Various

    $26.95
     
     
    ISBN
    9780141023205
    Date Released
    Binding
    Paperback
    Pages
    544
     

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    Description
    Edited by John Titford.

    The Penguin Dictionary of British Surnames is a useful and fascinating guide to the surnames that offer a unique insight into the place of origin, the occupations - and even the personality traits - of our ancestors. Detailed and informative, this dictionary is essential reading for anyone intrigued by the story of their name and by the history of their family.

    * Contains more than 10,000 surnames, from Abbatt to Zouch
    * Explains how various names reflect Britain's past
    * Covers surnames taken from places, occupations, nicknames and first names
    * Includes the development and variation of many names

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