Scottish Forenames

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From Alexander the Great and Marie Antoinette to Agatha Christie and Sean Connery, this book details the famous and infamous men and women who have given names popularity or notoriety in Scotland throughout the centuries. Donald Whyte, one of the world's leading authorities on genealogy, also lists the earliest occurrence of a name in Scotland, and includes many examples from throughout history. This is the most detailed book available on Scottish forenames, giving origins and meanings for hundreds of names. It ...

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Overview

From Alexander the Great and Marie Antoinette to Agatha Christie and Sean Connery, this book details the famous and infamous men and women who have given names popularity or notoriety in Scotland throughout the centuries. Donald Whyte, one of the world's leading authorities on genealogy, also lists the earliest occurrence of a name in Scotland, and includes many examples from throughout history. This is the most detailed book available on Scottish forenames, giving origins and meanings for hundreds of names. It also traces the changes in naming patterns over the years, documenting the effects of the Norman Conquest, the Reformation and Royal births, as well as the impact of film stars and sports heroes on the popularity of forenames in modern times.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841583983
  • Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 4.45 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Whyte is a founding member and Vice President of the Scottish Genealogy Society. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies at Canterbury, Kent and an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Genealogists in London.

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