Author: Elsdon C. Smith
Published: 2003 reprint of a 1969
Paperback, 370 pages
Condition: Very Good
This work begins with a discussion of the development of hereditary surnames and then concentrates on six broad categories: Classification of Surnames, Surnames from Father's Name (patronymics), Surnames from Occupation or Office, Surnames from Description or Action (nicknames), Surnames from Places, and Surnames Not Properly Included Elsewhere.