Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

20/3/2011

On Faith: What’s in a name?

A name is the means by which we are identified. In the olden days, many times the name took the form of one’s origin or occupation: Joseph the carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth, Joan of Arc.

In Scandinavian genealogy, we run across patronymics. A son or daughter uses the father’s first name and attaches “son” or “dotter” to it. for more click here

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