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RESEARCH - Medieval names

Types of surnames

The meanings and origins of Medieval surnames extend to:

– places (William of Wykeham, Roland of York)
– profession (John Smith, Richard Baker) 64 more words


3- Chinese Names

To provide a comprehensive account for Nurhaci’s tragic family saga, I must first introduce to the stage a somewhat treacherous figure, Nikan Wailan, that’s his name, in fact he is the first of a few Manchu traitors in the course of this class. 468 more words

Chinese History

On names (specifically, my own).

What’s that thing Shakespeare wrote about roses?  Something about thorns, right?  Drat those awful thorns!

We live in a pretty small town, where there are 30 or so grocery stores, maybe 10 or so “good” ones, and whichever we pick there’s a decent chance somebody shopping or working there will recognize us and stop to chat.  1,405 more words

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Surname Atlas updated

Steve Archer’s Surname Atlas has been updated to Version 1.20 and is available to purchase online. 349 more words

UK Ancestors

ARGH. Names.

Eight days ago, the Mormon genealogy Web site updated its database.


And for a few minutes, I got really excited. So I tried to search for some of my unknown relatives. 498 more words

My Family Tree

Elsden... and other names

My name Elsden, is possibly of Scandinavian origin; there is a village in Northumbria called Elsdon, but we have no connection with that. Our Elsdens came from Norfolk; my dad always said we came from Sweden and arrived at King’s Lyne a sea port on the River Ouse where it flows into the Wash. 441 more words

Family Stories

Lucy ABERNATHY - excerpt


My Relationship : 5th Great Grandmother

Birth: 1789, Lincoln County, North Carolina

Death: 8 Nov 1873, Dry Pond, Lincoln County, North Carolina

Marriage with: Temple SHELTON… 18 more words

Genealogy - Family History