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How Surnames Change Over Time
How Surnames Change Over Time
People can change names for many different reasons, and the spelling of surnames might well have changed over the centuries....
Maiden Names in Genealogy
Maiden Names in Genealogy
Knowing the maiden names of your female ancestors can open up whole new areas of family history and bring these women alive....
Scottish Surnames and Location
Scottish Surnames and Location
Although some Scots surnames are similar to Irish surnames, in many cases the histories behind them tell a very different story....
Surnames And Places
Surnames And Places
Some British surnames come from place names, and can give wonderful clues about your familial origins....
The Meaning of Irish Surnames
The Meaning of Irish Surnames
There is a core of 50 Irish surnames, many of them ancient, which offer genealogists clues to old family history....
The Origins Of Surnames
The Origins Of Surnames
The origins of surnames might not be vital in tracing your family tree, but some names do offer historical clues – and it’s a great tale....
Tracing Your Ancestors By Name
Tracing Your Ancestors By Name
You can use surnames to intersect with other branches of your family and their history, or even to locate an ancestor in some circumstances....
What Welsh Surnames Can Tell Us
What Welsh Surnames Can Tell Us
Although there seems to be a small pool of Welsh surnames, there's a story behind them and how they came about....
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