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Orkney Family Names

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A title examining old Orkney surnames, recording their earliest appearance and explaining how they originated.

By Gregor Lamb.

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An update of the author's earlier book Orkney Surnames.

This book looks afresh at old Orkney surnames, recording their earliest appearance and explaining how they originated. Since surnames are derived from a number of sources, their study embraces a number of disciplines such as the study of personal names, archaic trade names, etymology - and, in the case of Orkney, an understanding of its history, its dialect and the Old Norse language. These are fields in which Gregor has shown a persistent interest in his forty years of writing.

Featuring chapters such as; Glossary of Orkney Family Names, The Beginning of Names, Family Names which have their Origin in the Father's First Name/Place-Names, Introduced Family Names, Family Names as a Guide to Place-Names, Identical Twins, Familiar Forms of First Names in Family Names, Some Puzzling Family Names and more...

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