Dictionary of American Family Names

Dictionary of American Family Names

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Where did your surname come from? Do you know how many people in the United States share it? What does it tell you about your lineage? From the editor of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Surnames comes the most extensive compilation of surnames in America. The result of 10 years of research and 30 consulting editors, this massive undertaking documents 70,000 surnames of Americans across the country. A reference source like noother, it surveys each surname giving its meaning, nationality, alternate spellings, common forenames associated with it, and the frequency of each surname and forename. The Dictionary of American Family Names is a fascinating journey throughout the multicultural United States, offering a detailed look at the meaning and frequency of surnames throughout the country. For students studying family genealogy, others interested in finding out more about their ownlineage, or lexicographers, the Dictionary is an ideal place to begin research.
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
ISBN: 9780195081374
0195081374
9780195165579
0195165578
9780195165586
0195165586
9780195165593
0195165594
Characteristics: 3 v. ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Hanks, Patrick

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