The library of congress offers local history and genealogy reference services. Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the books surname lived. Captions captions are especially important in a family history book. Find the meaning and origin of your last name, and even learn a little history behind your last name. In 1891 there were 96 book families living in lancashire. Discover lds genealogy in a new light with family history keepsake journals, generation pedigree charts, and family history beginner kits. Your name in history book collection olive tree genealogy. Boag, boig, boik, bog, boog, and book, this is a scottish surname is some antiquity. Family crest image jpg heritage series 600 dpi early origins of the story family the surname story was first found in northumberland where they were said to be descended from an ancient line of viking settlers of knightly degree and with episcopal rank. In 1840 there were 43 book families living in pennsylvania.
Another 166 words 12 lines of text covering the years 1545, 1603, 1554, 1576, 1642, 1700, 1503, 1468, 1477, 1477, 1503, 1504, 1571, 1571, 1569, 1664, 1721, 1691 and are included under the topic early story history in all our pdf extended history. It will also discuss the categories of meanings that surnames come in. A family history book can be limited to few pages or lengthy about hundred pages according to the history of your family. Prepared and published under the auspices of the general board of the relief society with the approval of the board of the genealogical. From andy hawkins the ancient history of the distinguished surname hawkins link under sources below the distinguished surname hawkins is one of the most notable anglosaxon surnames, and its historical trail has emerged from the mists of time to become an influential surname of the middle ages and of the present day. An entertaining book and, for genealogists, onomasticians, and historians. Find the meaning, history and origin of surnames, also called last names or family names, as well as famous bearers and usage statistics. The book family name was found in the usa, the uk, canada, and scotland between 1840 and 1920. Surname origins have been the subject of much folk etymology. Your last name gives you a sense of identity and helps you discover who you are and where you come from. Typically, the surname is the last name, but in some cultures, such as japanese and hungarian, the surname is the first name, followed by the given name. There are many elements that influence the formation of a surname and family surname meanings. Mar 08, 2010 this book tells the engaging story of when our surnames first came into use, why they were necessary and how people acquired them.
Although the origins of the majority of british surnames lie in england, scotland, wales and ireland, the author shows that the nearcontinent, especially france. The meaning and history of surnames behind the name. I am looking for any information about my surnames. They can help you refine your research skills and find new sources. We are avid genealogists and have enjoyed finding the origins of surnames. Kim book born 1946, english footballer and manager. Buy your family name history book in a compact fun and easy to read format. We have the meaning and origin of last names from cultures around the world.
At some point we all consider our surnames many of us will wonder about the stories behind them, especially if they are unusual. Rather, it is in its rambling way the sort of book that tells you about that sort of book. The archive includes histories of families, county and local histories, howto books on genealogy, genealogy magazines and periodicals including some international, medieval books including histories and pedigrees, and gazetteers. Could be great for anyone also looking to look in to their family history, but as a whole the best use of it is either as a resource of english surnames for your characters, or a just a. A compilation and arrangement of genealogical and historical data for use by the students and members of the relief society of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints 2015, hardcover be the first to write. Harris this ancient surname is english, scottish and irish, and is recorded in many spellings including harry, harrie, harrhy, harris, harries, and harriss. Research your surname and your family tree by dr graham davis 2010 first name variants by a bardsley federation of family history societies, 2003 homes of family names in great britain by hb. Dan book born 1983, american songwriter and record producer. Whats in your surname the fascinating story of british surnames.
Pennsylvania had the highest population of book families in 1840. Make start in tracing your family history or geneaology. Discover your family history in millions of family trees and more than a billion birth, marriage, death, census, and military records. It comes from a variant of the word boak or balk, of the same meaning. Apr 26, 2011 research your surname and your family tree by dr graham davis 2010 first name variants by a bardsley federation of family history societies, 2003 homes of family names in great britain by hb. This distinguished surname, with forty entries in the dictionary of national biography, and having no less than fifty coats of arms, is of anglosaxon origin, and is an occupational name for a cook, seller of cooked meats, or the keeper of an eating house. If youve been researching your family for several years and find youre more interested in knowing about the details of recent generations rather than digging further down the ancestral timeline, then this is the place for you. Good intermediate book that covers some of the history of uk surname etymologies and then how it relates to the newer field of genealogy dna. Created to define individuals by their relations, origins, or occupation, surnames shed light on any genealogists research endeavors. Early history of the story family this web page shows only a small excerpt of our story research. The our name in history collection are customized books offering a unique blend of fascinating facts, statistics and commentary about your surname.
This page will attempt to relate a brief history of surnames or last names as we call them today, focusing on those of western europe. Several books see online books of interest describe the origin of the wentz surname as a diminutive of wenceslaus or the german variant wenzo, and track the names association with a saint wendelin and of course several kings named wenceslaus, with variants wenzelo from 1198 through wenzel in the 0s. Prepared and published under the auspices of the general board of the relief society with the approval of the board of the genealogical society of utah. The our name in history collection are customized books offering a unique blend of fascinating facts, statistics and. The roots of the book surname reach back to the language of the viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of scotland in the medieval era.
These books are available exclusively at, and are ideal to share with your children, grandchildren. This was about 19% of all the recorded book s in the uk. The book surname comes from someone having lived in a place noted for the presence of a ridge that formed a boundary between two distinct areas. The encyclopedia of american last names paperbackebook. The surname book was first found in berwickshire an ancient county of scotland, presently part of the scottish borders council area, located in the eastern part of the borders region of scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the norman conquest in 1066. Aug 25, 2011 this book is groundbreaking for two reasons. It is apparently locational or at least residential, and may originate from the lands of boak in the parish of kirkholm, shetland, although an alternative suggestion is that it derives from the pre 7th century word. Aug 28, 20 rather, it is in its rambling way the sort of book that tells you about that sort of book. Discover the meaning and history behind your last name ancestry. It chronicles modern english surnames and shows the historical evolution of them. Such a surname was preceded by the word dit socalled, lit. The family history archive is a collection of published genealogy and family history books. In french canada until the 19th century, several families adopted surnames that followed the family name in order to distinguish the various branches of a large family. Writing a family history book is an only way to gather all information and details about the family history in an easily understandable format so people can know more about your family history.
This was about 61% of all the recorded books in the usa. Our name in history is a series of unique paperback books of fascinating facts, statistics and commentary, each following a specific family name as far back in history as possible. If youre new to genealogy, please visit our getting started section. By delving into the meaning behind your surname, you can learn about the careers, societal positions, and lifestyle of your ancestors. The name domesday book, commonly applied from the 12th century ce, may derive from doom, the term for a customary law in anglosaxon england, or be a reference to the day of judgement, referred to in the bibles book of revelation, reminding that the records in domesday book were final and could not be disputed. Discover information about hundreds of people who left their mark on this country whether by fighting for it, legislating it, building it, improving it or simply by having helped make it. Some material has been covered in other books but now we have it all in one place. Lancashire had the highest population of book families in 1891. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations. The united states census bureau provides data about the nations people and economy.
This is such a wonderful reference book to have if you are any kind of writer. This was about 19% of all the recorded books in the uk. Asher book born 1988, american dancer, singersongwriter and actor. An individuals surname is a direct link to ones ancestors from hundreds of years ago. It is a big, thick book, but the subject is really family history rather personal nomenclature, and the derivations of the surnames are sometimes faulty. Our true surname origin and shared medieval history.
The distinguished surname hawkins is one of the most notable anglosaxon surnames, and its historical trail has emerged from the mists of time to become an influential surname of the middle ages and of the present day. Search historical records start a free family tree online and well do the searching for you. Find out in this book, featuring 400 pages of information about more than a thousand last names of the original colonists and other early settlers. This was about 61% of all the recorded book s in the usa. Your name in history collection the photo on the left is an example showing the schulze name in history book which i have on my coffee table.
Every 10 years, it conducts the population and housing census, in which every. A compilation and arrangement of genealogical and historical data for use by the students and members of the relief society of the church of jesus christ of latterday saints 2015, hardcover at the best online prices at ebay. One of the principal aims of the book is to show the dispersion and commonality of hispanic surnames throughout the americas, with studies showing. The surname book appears occasionally in english records. Well lucia, with 400,000 picks, your name is the 8th raking female name in italy. Well give you a complete history of your last name. Discover the meaning and history behind your last name. However spelt, all derive from the 11th century personal name harry, itself a nickname form of henry. Wentz and wenz were later variants appearing in the. The most book families were found in the usa in 1880. How are you supposed to trace your familys history if the names keep changing from generation to generation.168 869 937 706 273 593 640 1433 628 392 1412 1570 1444 1368 1121 69 1260 812 523 1317 1376 59 761 1523 275 955 1275 1164 200 897 1469 648 77 820