Family Names of the island of Newfoundland|
Hardcover, 573 pages
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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