The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Author: Patrick Hanks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2016-11-17

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 0192527479

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Containing 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. The Dictionary includes every surname that currently has more than 100 bearers. Each entry contains lists of variant spellings of the name, an explanation of its origins (including the etymology), lists of early bearers showing evidence for formation and continuity from the date of formation down to the 19th century, geographical distribution, and, where relevant, genealogical and bibliographical notes, making this a fully comprehensive work on family names. This authoritative guide also includes an introductory essay explaining the historical background, formation, and typology of surnames and a guide to surnames research and family history research. Additional material also includes a list of published and unpublished lists of surnames from the Middle Ages to the present day.


The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Author: Patrick Hanks

Publisher:

Published: 2016

Total Pages: 2992

ISBN-13: 9780198798828

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Containing 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. The Dictionary includes every surname that currently has more than 100 bearers. Each entry contains lists of variant spellings of the name, an explanation of its origins (including the etymology), lists of early bearers showing evidence for formation and continuity from the date of formation down to the 19th century, geographical distribution, and, where relevant, genealogical and bibliographical notes, making this a fully comprehensive work on family names. This authoritative guide also includes an introductory essay explaining the historical background, formation, and typology of surnames and a guide to surnames research and family history research. Additional material also includes a list of published and unpublished lists of surnames from the Middle Ages to the present day.


The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names of Ireland

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names of Ireland

Author: Kay Muhr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2021-10-19

Total Pages: 2365

ISBN-13: 019252478X

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names of Ireland contains more than 3,800 entries covering the majority of family names that are established and current in Ireland, both in the Republic and in Northern Ireland. It establishes reliable and accurate explanations of historical origins (including etymologies) and provides variant spellings for each name as well as its geographical distribution, and, where relevant, genealogical and bibliographical notes for family names that have more than 100 bearers in the 1911 census of Ireland. Of particular value are the lists of early bearers of family names, extracted from sources ranging from the medieval period to the nineteenth century, providing for the first time, the evidence on which many surname explanations are based, as well as interesting personal names, locations and often occupations of potential family forbears. This unique Dictionary will be of the greatest interest not only to those interested in Irish history, students of the Irish language, genealogists, and geneticists, but also to the general public, both in Ireland and in the Irish diaspora in North America, Australia, and elsewhere.


The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

Author: Harry Parkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2021-06-03

Total Pages: 1024

ISBN-13: 9780198868255

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain provides information on almost all names with more than 30 bearers in the UK 2011 census, based on the latest research. Each of the around 43,500 entries covers the name's etymology, variants, frequency, and historical and geographical distribution.


The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

Author: Harry Parkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2021-07-29

Total Pages: 1024

ISBN-13: 0192642499

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names of Britain and Ireland published to great acclaim in November 2016. It was the result of a 4-year funded research project into family names of the British Isles based on previous research but using new principles, methods, and resources, and provided explanations of and evidence for the origins, history, and geographical distribution tens of thousands of family names that are found in Britain and Ireland, many of them never explained before. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names of Britain includes almost all of the 45,600 names from the original text, plus some original rare names, in a more concise format. Each entry includes: - variant names - 1881 British frequencies for each name - main GB locations - etymological explanations, including multiple senses, language/culture, and name type This Dictionary makes the unique family names content of the original 4-volume set available to individuals and libraries for whom it is otherwise out of reach. It will be of especial interest to researchers into family history.


A Dictionary of First Names

A Dictionary of First Names

Author: Patrick Hanks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2006-07-27

Total Pages:

ISBN-13: 0191578541

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This Dictionary is part of the Oxford Reference Collection: using sustainable print-on-demand technology to make the acclaimed backlist of the Oxford Reference programme perennially available in hardback format. The fascinating and informative Dictionary of First Names covers over 6,000 names in common use in English, including the very newest names as well as traditional names. From Alice to Zanna and Adam to Zola this book will answer all your questions: it will tell you the age, origin, and meaning of the name, as well as how it has fared in terms of popularity, and who the famous fictional or historical bearers for the name have been. It covers alternative spellings, short forms and pet forms, and masculine and feminine forms, as well as help with pronunciation. The book includes extensive appendices covering names from languages including Scottish, Irish, French, German, Italian, Arabic, and Chinese names. Tables of the most popular names by year and by region are also included. From the traditional to the rare and unconventional, this book will tell you everything you need to know about names.


The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

Author: Harry Parkin

Publisher:

Published: 2021

Total Pages: 1040

ISBN-13: 9780191939877

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This dictionary provides information on almost all names with more than 30 bearers in the UK 2011 census, based on the latest research. Each of the around 43,500 entries covers the name's etymology, variants, frequency, and historical and geographical distribution.


Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

Author: Julia Cresswell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Published: 2010-09-09

Total Pages: 514

ISBN-13: 0199547939

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Contains alphabetically arranged entries that explore the origin, evolution, and social history of over three thousand English language words.


A Dictionary of British Place-Names

A Dictionary of British Place-Names

Author: David Mills

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published: 2011-10-20

Total Pages: 574

ISBN-13: 019960908X

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From Abbas Combe to Zennor, this dictionary gives the meaning and origin of place names in the British Isles, tracing their development from earliest times to the present day.