Discover the meaning of your name.
Nicknames and Naming Traditions
Nom de Guerre - The Real People's Real Name Resource of Pseudonyms & Aliases
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 Name Game | Gigatrees.com
Discover the most common forenames and surnames in your genealogy database.
The relevance of surnames in genealogy
From the Society of Genealogists (UK). Explains the history behind the taking of surnames and the difficulty of reliance on surnames in modern genealogy.
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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