Family Names and Family History

Family Names and Family History

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Family names are an essential part of everyone's personal history. The story of their evolution is integral to family history and fascinating in its own right. Formed from first names, place names, nicknames and occupations, names allow us to trace the movements of our ancestors from the middle ages to the present day. David Hey shows how, when and where families first got their names, and proves that most families stayed close to their places of origin. Settlement patterns and family groupings can be traced back towards their origin by using national and local records. Family Names and Family History tells anyone interested in tracing their own name how to set about doing so.The earliest recording of the name was in London (1592), followed by one in Chilham (Kent) in 1600. ... Similar surnames derived from the same group of words are Hay, Haye, Hayes, Hays, Heyes, Heighes, Haigh, Hague, Haugh and Hough. ... West Riding dialect speakers still pronounce my surname with a harder , rougher sound than Hay, so it is easy THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY AND EARLIERanbsp;...

Title:Family Names and Family History
Author:David Hey
Publisher:A&C Black - 2006-06-22


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