Menu
Cart
The Name Is the Game: Onomatology and the Genealogist - Lloyd de Witt Bockstruck

The Name Is the Game: Onomatology and the Genealogist

Lloyd de Witt Bockstruck

  • 1695


This collection of illustrations and cautionary tales can help family historians surmount the obstacles or avert the pitfalls associated with naming practices throughout the centuries. Chapter 2 discusses ancestral clues that are inherent in forenames. Chapter 3 covers surnames and includes maiden names, spelling, surname misinterpretation, aliases, military influences, changes in language, dialects, surname abbreviations, etc. The final two chapters cover toponyms (place names) and change of name statutes. The reader will be much more cognizant that a name change may be the actual cause of an ancestor's "disappearance," and, best of all, will possess the tools for finding the missing antecedent. (88pp. Gen. Pub. Co., 2013.)


We Also Recommend