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Family Names of the island of Newfoundland Family Names of the island of Newfoundland
E.R. Seary

Price: CDN$49.95
ISBN: 0-7735-1782-0
Hardcover, 573 pages

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Book Description
In an extensive introduction E.R.Seary discusses the historic and linguistic origins of Newfoundland surnames and their cultural sources - notably English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, French, Syrian, Lebanese and Micmac. The body of the work is a dictionary of family names, which includes variant spellings and cross-references, countries of origin and meaning. Newfoundland's most common surnames and places named after families are also identified.

Orignaly published in 1977, this edition has been completely reset and incorporates additions and corrections.

E.R. Seary (1908 - 1984) was professor and head of the English Department at Memorial University, 1954-1970.

William Kerwin is professor emeritus of English, Memorial University.

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