The Surnames of Scotland
Their Origin, Meaning and History
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Invaluable to anyone researching their family history or just those interested in Scottish genealogy
About the Book
First published by the New York Public Library in 1946, Black’s The Surnames of Scotland has long established itself as one of the great classics of genealogy. Arranged alphabetically, each entry contains a concise history of the family in question (with many cross-references), making it an indispensable tool for those researching their own family history, as well as readers with a general interest in Scottish history.
An informative introduction and glossary also provide much useful information.
George Fraser Black (1866–1948) was a Scottish-born American librarian, historian and linguist. He worked at the New York Public Library for 35 years, and he was the author of several books about Scottish culture. His monumental study of Scottish surnames was written over a period of 40 years.
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