Favourite Book(s) #6 – Surname Detective by Colin D Rogers

This is a fascinating read of investigating surname distribution in England from 1086. The author took a sample of 100 surnames, some of them fairly common and followed the migration of people through the centuries.

Also covered is how surnames started, typically as the name of a place, a nickname, a christian name or as an occupational name.

This book is one of my favourites and is good foundation reading for the Pharos Introduction course in One-Name Studies and the Advanced Course in One-Name Studies

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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