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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
1.07 million words
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Over 43,000 entries ‘“What’s in a name?” Juliet asked as she and Romeo tried to puzzle their way around the troubling problem of their warring families. Well, ... More
Dictionary of American Family Names

Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
Nov 2022
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
3.41 million words
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This second, revised, and expanded edition of Dictionary of American Family Names contains more than 80,000 of the most commonly occurring surnames in the United States, reflecting better ... More
A Dictionary of British Place Names

A Dictionary of British Place Names   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Names studies, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
288,089 words
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“Another volume for every local historian's bookshelf” - Local Historian This revised edition of the Dictionary of British Place-Names includes over 17,000 engaging ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names of Ireland

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names of Ireland   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
716,561 words
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Over 3,800 entries This unique dictionary covers the majority of family names that are established and current in Ireland, both in the Republic and in Northern Ireland. It ... More

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