As we head into 2022, I celebrate my 20th anniversary as a Guild of One-Name Studies member, and my fascination with surnames. Back in October, I began looking at surname posts for the forthcoming year, all of which have a global theme.
The one thing that is a foundational step, is understanding the context that our surnames existed in, the migration patterns and the causes for those migrations, which might have continued across various time periods and across country borders.
The surnames that I have registered with the Guild, are those of my parents. The surnames are different in origin, one is a British surname that is an occupational name, the other is a Patronymic Italian surname. Whilst there is significant differences, there are also similarities, one of which is migration.
All surname posts will be placed in the category of Surnames Series 2022 and will also appear on the surname research menu.