|Author||Rowlands, John, 1938-2013, author. |
|Title||The surnames of Wales / John & Sheila Rowlands. |
|Edition||Updated & expanded.|
|Published||Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Publishing Company, 2014. |
|Description||xix, 323 pages : color maps ; 23 cm |
|General Note||First time published in the United States. |
'A godsend to historians' / Professor Prys Morgan -- front cover.
|Bib. Note||Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-296) , appendices, and indexes. |
|Formatted Note||Contents: Introduction -- Welsh names and their origins -- Early surnames -- Patronymic naming: a survey of transition -- A survey of surnames -- Other works on distribution -- Glossary of surnames -- A survey of given names -- Glossary of given names -- Further uses of the surveys -- Migration, emigration and place of origin. |
|Summary Note||Summary: First published in 1996, The Surnames of Wales has long been regarded an indispensable guide to this most fascinating of verbal and historical minefields. This new updated and expanded edition seeks to dispel many of the myths which surround the subject and is illustrated by evidence taken from a survey involving more than 270,000 surnames found in parish records throughout Wales. In addition, it has been extended to cover given names, drawing upon examples recorded in ancient pedigrees and in more recent family history research. |
|Acq. Note Source||Purchase; WRHS Genealogical Committee, 2015. |
Names, Personal -- Wales.
Wales -- Genealogy.
|Other Authors||Rowlands, Sheila, author. |
|LC Card Number||2014-947925|
|Call Number/Copies|| |
| ||WRHS Research Library: CS 2445 R883 2014|
CA-1501715 c.1: LC class, open stacks [status: NON-CIRCULATING]