Originally published London 1932. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. The research into surnames and family history is of extraordinary fascination, for it is a subject in which everyone has a proprietary interest. It is also part of the history of Medieval times. This book makes clear, points that would otherwise be doubtful or obscure. Contents Include: Local Names. Address Surnames. Patronymics. Prophets, Martyrs, Warriors. Matronymics. Names from Miracle Plays. Fourteenth Century London. Nicknames. Names from Pastimes. Nicknames from Dispositions. Foreign names. Craftsmen and Officials. Teutonic Surnames. American Surnames. Index of Surnames.