Old World Family Names
In the last two centuries the
World has seen a huge change in the density of populations. Many
people moved from the ' Old ' country to a new country in the
hope of improving their lives. We now have people who live in
all four corners of the World whose family origins and ancestors
were in the Old World. The interest in Genealogy and tracing
family trees and researching into family names has escalated
during the last decade and
people want their children to remember their roots. What better
way to do this than to choose a baby name from their past ! We
have therefore included lots of information about First name in
our section entitled World of Baby Names! These include
Japanese, Irish, English, Russian, Jewish, Scottish, Chinese and
Greek First names and surnames.
Meanings and Origins of First and Middle Family Name
These sections are are great
information resource for anyone interested in research into
How increases in population, travel and different cultures
influenced the customs of naming children.
Origins and meanings are explained - place name origins,
origins in mythology and history, origins from colours, plants
and other types of nature. Fictional origins, historical origins
and characteristic origins relating to virtues such as Patience
and Mercy. We then move on to first name origins and meanings
which can be classed as Descriptive, Place, Speciality,
Nationalities and finally unique (or created family names).
This section covers the introduction of
surnames and surname history. The meanings and origins of
surnames. Status, trades and professions associated with
surnames and examples of those used in Modern days. Surnames
with Family connections. The significance of family names such
and Robertson. The
importance and significance of
names prefixed by Mc, Mac or Fitz or the Gaelic O'
which immediately identify significant family's ties and the
heritage of a specific nationality such as Irish or
Scottish. Categories within this section include information
about Irish surnames, Scottish Surnames, Welsh Surnames, English
surnames, Celtic, Gaelic, American surnames and transferred or
adopted surnames and African - American surnames. All of
these are highly significant to those interested in researching
the absorbing topic of researching a families history.
Genealogy and Family Names
Genealogy - The study or
investigation of ancestry and a family's history. Search
Guidelines and information and advice are included. The
essential information required before a search can begin, the
importance of understanding the meaning and origins, family
history, warnings of potential pitfalls associated with correct
spellings of a name, confusion due to changes in the alphabet
and the effect of voluntary and forced immigration. And finally
lots of useful research information into Genealogy.
All of the above information can
be accessed by clicking the following links which are 100%
relevant to Family Names.
We hope that our information will help with your interest
in genealogy, a family's trees and crests, meanings and origins
and assist you in searching for your ancestry and family's
history. We would be delighted to hear about your stories
relating to this great hobby!