What's in a Name?
A list of Christian names, and their Irish Nicknames, Variants, Irish & Latin Equivalents
by Rosemary Muscarella Ardolina Foreword by James R. Reilly, CGRS

Contained in this 22 page book are one hundred and seventy of the most frequently used 18th, 19th and early 20th century Christian names and their variant forms, nicknames and their Irish and Latin equivalents. The confusion encountered in attempting to construct the family naming pattern is compounded by the common use of nicknames. The name "James" could have been listed on official and church records as Jamie, Jamsie, Jim, Jem, Seamus or Jacobus. The frequent use of nicknames is just another annoying obstacle that has been minimized in these pages. 2001, xi, 22 pp., 5 x 8, paper

 

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