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