Encyclopedia of Surnames

Encyclopedia of Surnames

by John Ayto


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The Encyclopedia of Surnames is not just another dictionary! With entertaining coverage of more than 7,000 surnames listed alphabetically, it provides a complete and accessible companion to tracing the history of names.

Written by John Ayto, a respected lexicographer and author of titles such as Word Origins, the Encyclopedia of Surnames is the ideal gift or research tool for historians, journalists, genealogists, researchers and anyone interested in tracing their family history.

Broad coverage includes supplementary features on famous surnames, surnames of fictional characters, pseudonyms and names from abroad which are popular in the UK, including Celtic names.

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ISBN-13: 9780713681444
Publisher: A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date: 05/29/2008
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 919,929
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

John Ayto is an experienced lexicographer and author of many language titles including Word Origins. He is Chief Etymologist on the Bloomsbury English Dictionary.

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