English Family Name Books

Discover the history and origin of your English Family surname  history with these fun entertaining and easy to read mini books. Authored by our very own experienced journalist/historian these books describe the origins of your family name in a light hearted and informative fashion.

Presents for all the English family.
Why not buy a bundle (and get a discount) and give them out as present at birthdays, family celebrations, family reunions, retrial parties, christmas or just a random act of kindness and generosity. They make great stocking fillers at Christmas. We deliver to most places around the world.

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Anderson Family Name Book
Present on British shores from earliest times, ‘Anderson’ is a name whose bearers feature prominently in the historical record. Many have gained high honours and distinction through service to their country, while others have stamped an indelible mark on the diverse worlds of the sciences, medicine, the stage, sport and music.   In the world of music, Ian Anderson is the Scots-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as the front-man of the band Jethro Tul..
£3.99
Bailey Family Name Book
A name first popularised on British shores in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066, ‘Bailey’ figures prominently in the frequently high drama that is the historical record. From the separate worlds of business, aviation and invention to photography, sport, music and the stage, many bearers of the name have gained international recognition. Presented here is the colourful tale of the Baileys, both past and present. ..
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Baker Family Name Book
An occupational surname with roots that stretch back more than 10,000 years, ‘Baker’ was to be found throughout the British Isles from earliest times. The name enters England’s historical record as early as the fourteenth century in connection with one of the most tumultuous events in the nation’s history, while many bearers of the name have found fame through a diverse range of pursuits. The colourful tale of the Bakers is recounted here.   Baker Family Name Mini-Book Ex..
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Barnes Family Name Book
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Bell Family Name Book
A name particularly associated from earliest times with the north of England, many of the Bells, along with their Scottish namesakes, gained notoriety as one of the unruly Border families.   Others achieved high honours and distinction through more peaceful endeavours and pursuits that most notably include medicine, engineering and the sciences.   Joseph Bell, born in 1837, was the surgeon recognised as having been the main inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fa..
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Bennett Family Name Book
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Booth Family Name Book
A name found throughout the British Isles from earliest times, ‘Booth’ figures prominently in the historical record of a number of nations. From the revolutionary politics of late seventeenth century England and the nineteenth century assassination of an American President to great humanitarian causes, bearers of the name have gained both fame and infamy. The colourful and frequently turbulent tale of the Booths is recounted here. Booth Family Name Mini-Book Excerpt "Hub..
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Brown Family Name Book
From the battlefield and politics to the stage, music and literature, bearers of the proud name of Brown have stamped an indelible mark on the historical record.   First popularised as a surname in England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066, many of its bearers subsequently gained high honours and distinction.   In the skies above the Western Front during the First World War, Captain Arthur Roy Brown was the Canadian flying ace officially credited with having..
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Campbell Family Name Book
Bearers of a name whose roots stretch back through the dim mists of time, the Campbells of today are heirs to a truly rich and colourful heritage that includes not only that of the ancient Britons and the Celts but also that of the Anglo-Saxons. Many have achieved high honours and distinction over the centuries through a wide range of endeavours and pursuits. The proud and inspiring tale of the Campbells is told here. Campbell Clan Mini-Book Excerpt "One of the most poigna..
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Carr Family Name Book
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Carter Family Name Book
A name with roots that stretch back to those Germanic tribes who first invaded the British Isles in the fifth century AD, ‘Carter’ figures prominently in the historical record. Many bearers of the name were to be found on the battlefield, while others have gained distinction through a host of pursuits ranging from archaeology and the performing arts to politics and sport. Read here the colourful saga of the Carters, both past and present.   Carter Family Name Mini-Book..
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Chambers Family Name Book
A name that became popular throughout the British Isles in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066, ‘Chambers’ figures prominently in the historical record. While some bearers of the name gained power and influence at the point of a sword, others have achieved lasting distinction through a range of more peaceful pursuits that most notably include literary endeavour. The colourful and inspiring tale of bearers of the Chambers name, both past and present, is recounted here.  ..
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Chapman Family Name Book
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Clarke Family Name Book
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Cook Family Name Book
A name present in the British Isles from earliest times, both ‘Cook’ and ‘Cooke’ figure prominently in the rich and colourful saga that is the historical record.   From the worlds of intrepid exploration and politics to the stage, music and the written word, many of the name have gained international acclaim.   Born in Yorkshire in 1728, James Cook was the sea captain, navigator, cartographer and explorer whose many accomplishments include making the first highly det..
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