Definitions & world-wide naming customs from Wikpedia.
ProGenealogists - Coats of Arms, Family Crests, and Surname Origins
An article explaining some of the misconceptions surrounding these topics.[The original link is broken. This link points to an archived copy on the Wayback Machine]
The USGenWeb Project - Information on Names
Top names of the 1880s
Shows the 200 most popular given names for male and female babies born during 1880 - 1889. From the United States Social Security Administration.
Victorian Era Names - circa 1840's-1890's
What's in a name #1: abbreviations & nicknames | Genealogy Adventures
What's in a Name? OR: People Who Live in Glasshouses Should Not Throw Stones
What’s in a name #2: Getting to grips with the misspelling of names | Genealogy Adventures
Why U Can't Find Your Ancestors Misspeld Knames — A Commun Probblem for Reeserchors
From RootsWeb's Guide To Tracing Family Trees.
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