You may know that one of the topics of interest to me is the origin of names - and all sorts of other topics to do with names and naming. I even devote an entire blog on the subject, which is, of course, called By Any Other Name.
The links between family names and geography is quite a fascinating one, especially if the names in question happen to be part of your own family history.
15 January 2011
Have you discovered some surprising, disturbing and even amusing things about your family members while exploring public records? Have you even found some surprising things that have been said about you, or that you feel invade your privacy or portray you inaccurately?