What's in a Name? Everything You Wanted to Know

By: Leonard R.N. Ashley

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Have you ever wondered why names come in then go out of style? Or how names may be the same but are spelled differently depending on the country of birth? The author delves into naming practices in different time periods of people as well as places and things. Our European ancestors often Americanized their names, a practice genealogists need to consider. Juan and Ivan became John while last names shifted from Rivoire to Revere and Muller became Miller. And as the author points out, place names depend on the language of the person naming them: Rouge River, Colorado River and Red River all have one thing in comma: They all were named for the color of the water, which was red. This is an entertaining book to read, even if you aren't a genealogist.

Title: What's in a Name? Everything You Wanted to Know

Author Name: Leonard R.N. Ashley

Categories: Research Guide,

Edition: revised

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, Genealogical Publishing: 1989

ISBN Number: 0806312610

ISBN Number 13: 9780806312613

Binding: perfect

Book Condition: new

Type: paperback

Size: 6 x 9

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: gp180

Keywords: place names surnames naming practices genealogy maps