About this book
A quirky historical journey through the nation's surnames, how they have evolved, and what they tell us about who we are and where we have come from.
Surnames are much more than convenient identity tags; they are windows into our families' pasts. Some suggest ancestral trades (Butcher, Smith, Roper) or physical appearance (Long, Brown, Thynne). This book sets off on a journey around Britain to find out how such appellations have evolved and what they tell us about ourselves.