Family Names and Family History

Family Names and Family History by David Hey

Title: Family Names and Family History
Author: David Hey
ISBN10: 1852852550
ISBN13: 978-1852852559
Publisher: Hambledon & London; 1St Edition edition (February 5, 2003)
Language: English
Subcategory: Europe
Size PDF: 1280 kb
Size Fb2: 1898 kb
Rating: 3.6/5
Votes: 306
Pages: 224 pages
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Family Names and Family History by David Hey


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Family names are an essential part of everyone's personal history. The story of their evolution is integral to family history and fascinating in its own right. Formed from first names, nicknames and occupations, names allow us to trace the movements of our ancestors from the middle ages to the present day. David Hey shows how, when and where families first got their names, and proves that most families stayed close to their places of origin. Settlement patterns and family groupings can be traced back towards their origins by using national and local records. Family Names and Family History tells everyone interested in tracing their own name how to set about doing so.