A Dictionary of English Surnames
Psychology Press, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 508 pages
This classic dictionary answers questions such as these and explains the origins of over 16,000 names in current English use. It will be a source of fascination to everyone with an interest in names and their history.
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