The Penguin Dictionary of British Surnames

Author: John Titford
Publisher: John Titford
Category: British & Irish History, Genealogy, Heraldry, Names & Honours
Book Format: Paperback

The Penguin Dictionary of British Surnames is a useful and fascinating guide to the surnames that offer a unique insight into the place of origin, the occupations - and even the personality traits - of our ancestors. Detailed and informative, this dictionary is essential reading for anyone intrigued by the story of their name and by the history of their family.

  • Contains more than 10,000 surnames, from Abbatt to Zouch
  • Explains how various names reflect Britain's past
  • Covers surnames taken from places, occupations, nicknames and first names
  • Includes the development and variation of many names

About John Titford
John Titford, born in Holloway Road, London, was educated at Haberdashers' Aske's School Hampstead/Elstree, St John's College, Cambridge, the Sorbonne in Paris and at the universities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and San Francisco. Formerly a teacher and lecturer in English language and literature in schools and colleges, he now lives in Derbyshire, where he works as a writer, broadcaster, researcher and genealogical bookseller. He has lectured regularly on family history, dialect and related topics throughout Britain, in the United States of America, New Zealand and elsewhere. The author of a number of books on dialect, communication and media studies and family history, he is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Scriveners, Chairman of Examiners for the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Genealogists in 2004.


SKU BK-9780141023205
Barcode # 9780141023205
Brand John Titford
Artist / Author John Titford
Shipping Weight 0.3800kg
Shipping Width 2.300m
Shipping Height 19.800m
Shipping Length 13.000m

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