United Kingdom and Ireland
relevance of surnames in genealogy (archived copy) provided by the Society of Genealogists gives some
interesting background information.
- The GENUKI Surnames List
index and Mailing
List Index provide county by county listings with links to
appropriate pages or information.
- PublicProfiler -
"The world family name mapping website uses many new and up to date
sources to tell you where in the world people with your family name
are found. Additionally, we provide lots of interesting facts and
figures about the people who share your family name".
- Names extracted from the book
"THE GREAT DAYS OF THE CANALS" by Anthony Burton.
- The names of actors and
actresses who died pre 1930 and who are listed in the book
"WHO'S WHO IN THE THEATRE" edited by John PARKER and printed in
- Family Chronicle
have provided an interesting article by John Kennedy entitled: British Surnames:
First-names, Localities, Occupations, Nicknames. The site also
Agincourt Honor Roll - a list of nearly 1000 participants in
this 1415 battle.
- Indexes to
parish returns towards the rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral,
ca.1678 in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.
- Common forename variations are described in: First name
variants by Alan Bardsley - Birmingham: Federation of Family
History Societies, 1996 1992. ISBN: 1860060242 (pbk).
- Nicknames and
- Thesaurus of British
Surnames - "an on-going project to develop and manage an online
thesaurus of British surname variants".
- The Surname
Thesaurus - "a technology for finding Surname and Forename
- Rootsmap's 1881 census-based surname distribution
- A Surname
Thesaurus giving variants of more than 2,000,000 distinct
surnames. This is made available by Image Partners Ltd.
- Marion Hebblethwaite's George Cross
Database lists and provides information about recipients.
- A variety of name listings were produced by the late Ted Wildy
and are available online, including:
- The Original
Record.com provides free surname searches of "1,000 years of
unusual records that have not been accessible before", and the
ability to purchase scans taken the original documents.
- Celtic Surname
Maps - Surname Distribution Maps for Britain and the Isle of
Man, provided by Barry Griffin.
(See also Military History
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