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Scottish Surnames by David Dorward

Scottish Surnames

by David Dorward

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0004704630, Paperback)

This pocket dictionary gives the derivations of over Scottish 1000 surnames plus their variants. The alphabetical entries give not only the meaning of each name, but also its history, showing how its form may have changed in the course of time and produced variants over the years and in different localities. The areas of Scotland where the name is chiefly to be found nowadays are listed, and the early bearers of many of the names are mentioned.

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"With an estimated 90 million people of Scottish descent scattered around the globe, it's not surprising that there is a worldwide interest in Scottish surnames. This pocket-sized yet comprehensive volume is a must for everyone wishing to trace their roots and discover the meaning of their family name." "It includes accurate derivations and explanations of over 1000 surnames, including occupational names, patronymics, nicknames and location names; alphabetically arranged for easy reference; lists the 'Top 100 Scottish Surnames'; includes the name's history and how it has altered in the course of time; tells the stories of well-known bearers of the name; and lists variants of the name and the areas of Scotland they are to be found nowadays."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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