Category Archives: One-Name Studies

Non-British Surnames – Azerbaijani Surnames

The Azerbaijan language is included in the Turkic group of languages, which also includes, amongst others Turkish, Tatar, Kazakh, Bashkir and Uigur. In addition, the Arabic, Persian and Islamic cultures had influence on the Azerbaijani people. There are three components … Continue reading

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Q & A – Reconstructing Families Using a Mac

I recently received an email from someone at the beginning of their One-Name or Surname Study. The email contained several questions, which I am going to split into four posts. This is post three. Click to read Post One, Post … Continue reading

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Q & A – Naming and Numbering Patterns for a One-Name or Surname Study

I recently received an email from someone at the beginning of their One-Name or Surname Study. The email contained several questions, which I am going to split into four posts. This is post two. Click to read Post One. What … Continue reading

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Q & A – Collecting Data for One-Name & Surname Studies

I recently received an email from someone at the beginning of their One-Name or Surname Study. The email contained several questions, which I am going to split into four posts. This is post one. The first questions is concerned with … Continue reading

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Introduction to One-Name Studies (901)

This week, the latest running of the Introduction to One-Name Studies course (901) began. It is always a popular course and it is very interesting to see the surnames that everyone is interested in. It is still possible, for another … Continue reading

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Roman Naming Conventions – Tria Nomina

Today, the 24 January 2022 marks the 1900th anniversary (AD 122-2022) of the commencement of the building of Hadrian’s Wall. The anniversary celebrations conclude, on 23rd December 2022 which is the final day of the Festival of Saturnalia. The Romans and other people of Italy … Continue reading

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Discussion – What to look for that suits your (One-Name/Surname) Study

As I was unable to give the presentation live, I said that I would organise an online event whereby we could discuss the presentation and I could answer any questions. For those who missed the recording, it can be found … Continue reading

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Medieval European Society During 14th Century

One surname type is that of occupations, and these can be traced back to Medieval times across Europe. The surname of Smith refers to someone who worked with metal. The surname Silversmith was used by someone who worked with silver. … Continue reading

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The Journey to a Specific Project (2)

You can read other posts Journey to a Specific Project HERE. Thinking back to the pre-internet days, researching our family history or a specific project was a labour of love. We worked from ourselves backward, talking to family members and … Continue reading

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Presentation – What to look for that suits your (One-Name/Surname) Study

After an issue with  Zoom, wanting to install a patch to fix an update problem which prevented me from giving this talk to the Guild of One-Name Studies on Wednesday, I arranged to record the presentation (click the image below). … Continue reading

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