What’s in a Surname? A Journey from Abercrombie to Zwicker

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Most of us have some idea of the origin of our own family names. This fascinating book covers the growth and changing patterns of British family naming practices. There is a wealth of absorbing details, facts and trivia. Starting from a representative sample of British villages and small towns that all share the same name – Broughton, McKie covers a range of naming trends, including the intriguing insights into how DNA analysis is being increasingly used to uncover genetic backgrounds and associated names. On completion of this enjoyable narrative, I had a long list of further reading to follow up – always a reliable indication of a book that has been informative, enjoyable and thoroughly worth reading.

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