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What's in a name?

Doing family history research? Find out the origins of your family name.

The New Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is available now – either online (freely accessible with a library card) via our website or alternatively in four reference volumes in our Norwich Millennium library. 

Each entry includes the current and 1881 frequencies of the name, its main GB location, and its language or culture of origin and. More than 45,000 names are covered.

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