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The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (3 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Names studies, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
509,027 words
Over 10 500 entries ... This dictionary explores the history, meanings, and origin of place names around the world. It covers countries, regions, islands, cities, and towns, ... More
Dictionary of American Family Names

Dictionary of American Family Names Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
2.15 million words
2003 Library Journal Best Reference Source ... 2003 Booklist Editors' Choice The Dictionary of American Family Names contains more than 70,000 of the most commonly ... More
A Dictionary of British Place Names

A Dictionary of British Place Names Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Names studies, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
288,093 words
“Another volume for every local historian's bookshelf” - Local Historian ... This revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes over 17,000 ... More
A Dictionary of First Names

A Dictionary of First Names (2 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
208,530 words
Over 6,000 names ... ‘I have returned to this dictionary again and again for sheer pleasure?’ — Financial Times We all have a first name, but how ... More
A Dictionary of London Place-Names

A Dictionary of London Place-Names (2 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Names studies, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
98,298 words
Have you ever wondered where the unusual names of Elephant and Castle, Grim's Ditch, Soho, and World's End come from? Find out the linguistic and historical origins of these place-names ... More

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