Arthur, William M. A.
Book Title An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names
Binding (hardback, paperback, etc.) Hardcover
Book Condition Good with no dust jacket
Edition First Edition; Second Printing
Publisher's Name New York, NY Sheldon & Company 1860
Seller ID or SKU 228
1860 printing. Brown cloth cover with gold lettering. Cover shows wear. Contents clean with some slight water staining. Begins with the signification of names then the etymological dictionary of family names. An example is the name "Annan which is a river and borough of Scotland. Smith is derived from the Anglo-Saxon Smitan, to smite or strike. Among the Highland clans, the smith ranked third in dignity to the chief, from his skill in fabricating military weapons, and his dexerity in teaching the use of them."Very early edition. SKU 228.