English Naming Patterns

What’s in a Name?

Name variations, origin of surnames, nicknames, place names – these and more are covered in English: Understanding Names in Genealogy.

How to Understand Naming Patterns in Genealogy


The study of naming conventions will enhance your research skills by giving you a deeper perspective on the lives of your ancestors.

What You Will Learn:

The naming patterns of patronymics, occupational surnames, given and middle names, and spelling variations are discussed in this course. You will learn spelling and pronunciation variations in documents, the origins of given names, and Cockney Rhyming Slang. Place names, ancient and modern names, and oddly named places are included as well.

This course can be taken for personal interest or as an elective. It is one of the courses included in the English Records Certificate.

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English: Understanding Names in Genealogy

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