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In an extensive introduction E.R. Seary discusses the historic and linguistic origins of Newfoundland surnames and their cultural sources - notably English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, French, Syrian, Lebanese, and Micmac. The body of the work is a dictionary of family names, which includes variant spellings and cross-references, countries of origin, and meaning. Newfoundland's most common surnames and places named after families are also identified. Originally published in 1977, this edition has been completely reset and incorporates additions and corrections.
Newfoundland Family Names
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Seary, Traces the origins of nearly 3,000 surnames found on the eastern Canadian island, along with sometimes extensive information on etymology, genealogy, and Newfoundland history. Introduces the alphabetical catalogue with a survey of the history and linguistic origins, which include English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, French, Syrian, Lebanese, and Micmac. Appends lists of names by frequency and frequency by origin, and surnames recorded before 1700. First published in 1977, reprinted four times, and here revised with additions and corrections and reset in a more convenient format. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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