American Surnames

American Surnames

Elsdon C. Smith

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What does your surname mean? Where did it come from? Discussion on changes of names by immigrants, ethnic names, names indicating nationality, surnames from place names, European names, Asian names, surnames without vowels, surnames from Christian names, landscape names, surnames from history, garbled names, and hyphenated names. Lists 2,000 most common surnames in U.S. today. (290pp. index. Gen. Pub. Co., 2003 reprint of 1969 ed.)