Yarra Plenty Regional Library services the outer municipalities of Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Banyule in the north of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
This blog informs our community about current events, resources, including websites that can assist an Australian family history researcher with their research. It is has been operating since 2006 and is managed by the Local and Family History Librarian.
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Geography of Surnames
The Geography of surnamesis a new resource devoted to the study of English, Scottish and Irish surnames and should be of interest to family history researchers.
Surnames are examined from a geographic perspective, focusing on their distribution, patterns and origins. Examples are drawn from areas as diverse as Cornwall, Wales, the Borders of Scotland and Ulster. In addition themes such as occupational and topographic surnames are examined from a geographic perspective, focusing on their distribution, patterns and origins.
The site also includes a list of recommended reading. Visit Yarra Plenty Regional Library's list of reading for Researching surnames.