The Surname Detective

The Surname Detective

Investigating Surname Distribution in England, 1086-present Day

Book - 1995
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A helpful guide to tracing a surname for the amateur genealogist of family historian. A sample of 100 names are traced back to the 1086 Domesday Book. Even if yours is not among them, Rogers suggests methods and sources for pursuing independent investigation.

McMillan Palgrave
From the author of The Family Tree Detective, this guide provides the amateur genealogist or family historian with the skills to research the distribution and history of a surname. Colin Rogers uses a sample of 100 names, many of them common, to follow the migration of people through the centuries. Each of the 100 names is mapped since the Doomsday book in 1086. For those whose name is not among the sample, the book shows how to find out where namesakes live now, how they moved around the country through time, and how the name originated from a placename, a nickname or an occupation. Colin Rogers finishes this work by showing how the distribution of surnames can be studied irrespective of the size of the surrounding population, and reaches some interesting conclusions about which names are more reliable guides to migration since the 14th century.

Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, c1995
ISBN: 9780719040474
Branch Call Number: 929.42 R631s
Characteristics: viii, 260 p. : maps ; 22 cm


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