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Since 1971 our professional researchers at Hall of Names have been compiling our library of surname histories which we have available to you today. On-going research by qualified historians means that new resources are added to our bibliography on a continual basis. Source material used to research these histories have been chosen for their reliability and authenticity. Exaggerated or fictional information has been excluded from the scrolls and any information that can be attributed to legend or folklore is clearly stated as such. In general, events and people are only cited if supportive evidence is available.

This bibliography includes frequently used sources and is designed as an aid to further our customers personal research. The following resources directly or indirectly influenced the authors whom have compiled the ever-growing library of Hall of Names family histories. Sources are listed by the main nationality for which they are used, however, many books apply to more than one area of research.


A Constitutional History of Modern England

Age of Conquest - Wales

Agrarian History of England and Wales

A Heraldic Alphabet

An Ordinary of Arms - Scotland

Assize Rolls

Bede's Histories

Benet's Readers Encyclopedia

Book of Kells

Book of Ulster Surnames

Brights of Suffolk

Burke's Commoners, Landed Gentry, Peerage, and others v

Cabinet of Irish Literature,1-111

Catholic Directory for Scotland

Calendarium Inquistionum Post Mortem

Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands

Court Records

Crozier's General Armoury

Curia Regis Roll

Dictionary of Irish History

Domesday Book

Elvins Mottoes Revised

English Historical Facts 1603-1688

European Society 1500 - 1700

Falaise Roll

Family Names of County Cork

Fox-Davies various works

General Armoury, Burke's

Genealogical Gleanings in England 1901

Highland Clans, Moncreiffe & Hicks

Highland Clearances

History of Congleton

History of England, l-Vll

History of Scotland, l-Vlll

Hundreds Rolls

Harleian Manuscripts

Inquisito Favidus

International Who's Who

Ireland and Her People

Irish Families, MacLysaght

Irish Pedigrees l-ll

Kennedy's Book of Arms

Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland

Knights of England

Manorial Rolls

More Irish Families

National Biography

Norton Encyclopedia of Music

Oxford Companion to Sports and Games

Papworth's Ordinary of British Armorials

Pipe Rolls

Regesta Regum Scottorum

Roll of the Battel Abbey

Scotch-Irish l-ll

Scots Heraldry, Innes

Scots Kith and Kin

Scottish Clan and Family Names

Scottish Family Histories

Surname dictionaries by Bardsley, Reaney, Lower,Black,

Hanks and Hodges

Tartans of the Clans and families of Scotland

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

The Celts

The High Kings

The Pictish Chronicle

The Surnames of Ireland, MacLysaght

The Wace Poem

Various Passenger Lists

Welsh Surnames, Morgan


Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung, Bahlow

Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerton

Deutsches Namenlexikon, Bahlow

Die lippischen Familiennamen

Familiennamen der Ostschweiz

Familiennamen im badischen Oberland

Familiennamen in Ostfalen

Familiennamen in Tirol

Fraenkische Familiennamen

Grosses Wappen Bilder Lexikon

Habsburg Monarchy

Kneschke, Deutsches Adels Lexicon l-lX

Mecklenburgisches Namenbuchlein, Bahlow

Mittelhochdeutshes Namenbuch nach schlesischen Quellen, Bahlow Nebst Tamellur, Tiroler Familiennamen

Niederdeutsche Familiennamen

Oxford Companion to German Literature

Reitstap's Armorials

Schwabische Geschlechtsnamen, Kapff

Sueddeutsche Familiennamen

Wuerttemberg Emigration Index


Ancien Regime

Census Tables for the French Colony of Louisiana 1699 - 1732

Coming of the French Revolution, The

Complement au Dictionaire Genealogique Tanguay

Dictionary of Canadian Biographies

Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Francais

French Canadians l-ll

Genealogie des Familles de Terrebonne

Genealogies des Familles de Saint-Simon, 1600-1900

Huguenot Ancestry

La France Moderne-Grand Dictionnaire Genealogique

La Noblesse aux Etats de Bourgogne de 1350 a 1789

Le Grand Arrangement des Acadiens au Quebec

Le livre d'or du Lyonnais

Les Noms de Famille de France, Albert Dauzat

Les Vieux Noms de France, Puymege

Nobiliare de France

Nos Origines en France

Noms de Famille Familles de Noms, Vincent

Nos Origines en France

Nouvelle Biographie General 1850-1860

Oxford Companion to French Literature

Quebec and its Historians

Repertoire des Mariages de L'll D'Orleans, 1500-1900

Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

The French Canadians 1760 - 1967

Who's Who in France

Spain/Latin American

Apuntes de Nobiliaria y Nociones de Genealogia y Heraldica

Elenco de Grandezas

Encyclopedia of Latin America

Nobiliario Espanol, Atienza

Oxford companion to Spanish Literature

South America, Central America and the Caribbean

Who's Who among Hispanic Americans

Y Titulos Nobiliarios Espanoles

Other Countries

Library of Congress

Americans of Royal Descent

Ancestral Roots of 60 Colonists

Boltons American Armory

Canadian Almanac and Directory

Carleton Saga

Census Records for the 19th Century

Colombo's Canadian Quotations

Debretts Texas Peerage

Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to Canada before Confederation

Families of the South of Bonne Bay

Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland

Fatal Shore, Hughes

Irish Emigrant Experience in Australia

Library of Congress American and English Genealogies

Loyalists in Ontario

Loyal She Remains

Old United Empire Loyalists Lists

Scottish Tradition in Canada

Various North American Who's Who

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