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New dictionary of American family names

by Elsdon Coles Smith

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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Names, Personal -- United States

    • Edition Notes

      Published in 1956 under title: Dictionary of American family names.

      Statement[by] Elsdon C. Smith.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsCS2481 .S55 1973
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxix, 570 p.
      Number of Pages570
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5298944M
      ISBN 100060139331
      LC Control Number72079693

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      The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland Edited by Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates, and Peter McClure. Covers over 45, family names in the UK, including immigrant names; Each entry includes the current and frequencies of the name, its main GB location, and its language or . Best Dictionaries of the English Language OK all you word nerds out there. Our list has arrived! Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary (Book & CD ROM) by. Elizabeth Walter. The New American Webster Handy College Dictionary: Includes Abbreviations, Geographical Names.


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