SURNAMES OF THE BRITISH ISLES is a comprehensive collection of surnames from all corners of Britain and Ireland. A great many surnames are found in the British Isles. All have a history and origin. Numerous surnames have become confused in spelling and meaning. This book gives clear, useful information on these aspects and others. Rare, lesser known and unusual family names have been fully included in the collection. Old english, scottish, irish, old french, norman, norse gaelic, celtic, cornish, welsh, manx and huguenot sources have been checked. Notes are given on the development, structure and changing patterns found in surnames. For many surnames have complicated histories. This book will be a sturdy guide for any reader or researcher. Allied to this a helpmate and reference to all those interested in family names. Indeed the collection is a superb resource for those just beginning genealogical research and for those further along in their studies.
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