Family Surname Origin

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There are currently over 220,000 surname histories for people of English, Welsh, Irish, & Scottish origin; with new names and origins being added all the time! Many of these name histories go back thousands of years.

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Our thoroughly researched surname histories generally include:

  • Ancient origin of the name (usually pre-1100)
  • Known spelling variations
  • Early movement of the surname during the Middle Ages
  • Noteworthy people found in the 1500-1800s
  • Notable contemporary bearers of the name
  • Coat of Arms
  • Crest
  • Motto


Every surname history is printed on an A4 parchment scroll. The scroll work was beautifully illustrated by a gifted artist with a particular concern for heraldic detail. It highlights many appropriate heraldic symbols, making it informative as well as decorative

You may order the Surname Origins at our secure Virtual Shop for just 7.50 (US $12) free of shipping charges.

This page was last updated on 01-Jul-2004.