American Surnames

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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.