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Surnames As a Science (Classic Reprint) [Paperback]

Robert Ferguson
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28 Aug 2012
A nglo-S axon times, and so forms a part of the general system by which Teutonic names are governed, is distinctly a branch of a science, and as such has been treated by the Germans, upon whose lines I have generally endeavoured to follow. It has been a part of my object to show that this portion of our surnames is a very much larger one than has been generally supposed, and that it includes a very great number of names which have hitherto been otherwise accounted for, as well as of course a great number for which no explanation has been forthcoming.
(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)

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  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books (28 Aug 2012)
  • ASIN: B009CBJDK6
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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As some things that seem common, and even ignoble, to the naked eye, lose their meanness under the revelations of the microscope, so, many of our surnames that seem common and even vulgar at first sight, will be found, when their origin is adequately investigated, to be of high antiquity, and of unsuspected dignity. Read the first page
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1.0 out of 5 stars Crap 10 Feb 2014
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What a complete load of tosh. This 'Robert Ferguson' is not the Robert Ferguson I thought it was. I shopuld have checked better before buying.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle and reference books 15 Dec 2013
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I thought this book would be of some interest but it was of no use at all. Another book that would be better in paperback rather than Kindle.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Tool 15 Mar 2012
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Great tool for Surname Origin Trackers, and Genealogy Research, is quite clear and precise.
Great to have at kindle to search or research.
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read 20 Mar 2013
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I bought this for research purposes and it certainly delivers. I won't lie though, it's not something I rush forward to grab if I am looking for a leisure read.
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