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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Phillips Family Name Book
A truly ancient name that relates to a Greek warrior king, ‘Phillips’ has been present in the British Isles from the earliest times. Although first found in the present day English county of Kent, it is particularly identified with Wales, while some bearers of the name today can trace a descent from the original Celtic Britons. Infused with rich and colourful myth and legend, their stirring tale is recounted here.   Phillips Family Name Mini-Book Excerpt "Indispens..
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Powell Family Name Book
A name particularly identified from ancient times with Wales, ‘Powell’ nevertheless features prominently in the historical record of a number of other nations.   From the stage and sport to music, literature and politics, bearers of the name have achieved fame, honours and distinction.   Born in London in 1857, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, was the founder of what is now the worldwide Scouting Movement and whose 1908 book Scouting for Boys holds the re..
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Reid Family Name Book
A name with roots that stretch back through the dim mists of time to England’s Anglo-Saxon past, ‘Reid’ features prominently in the colourful drama that is the historical record. Through a range of endeavours and pursuits that include the battlefield, politics, music, the stage and literature, many of its bearers have gained honours and distinction. The proud tale of the Reids is presented here. ..
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Richardson Family Name Book
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Roberts Family Name Book
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Robertson Family Name Book
Derived from the popular given name of ‘Robert’, ‘Robertson’ has Anglo-Saxon roots and was popularised as a surname in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. Many of its bearers have achieved fame and distinction, not least on the battlefield, while others have gained acclaim through a wide range of more peaceful pursuits that include the stage, music and sport. Read here the colourful and inspiring tale of the Robertsons, both past and present. ..
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Robinson Family Name Book
A name with roots deeply embedded in the ancient soil of the British Isles, ‘Robinson’ figures prominently in the colourful drama that is the historical record. From the bloody fields of battle to the worlds of politics, the sciences, music and the stage, many of the name have gained international fame and distinction. Presented here is the stirring tale of the Robinsons, both past and present. ..
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Rogers Family Name Book
Of ancient roots, ‘Rogers’ is a name that originally denoted a soldier recognised as having been skilled in the use of the spear.   Away from the bloody field of battle, others have gained distinction through a diverse range of endeavours ranging from the stage, sport and music to the world of business.   Born in 1840, Henry Huddleston Rogers was one of the founders in 1861 of what eventually became the mighty Standard Oil Company, while Ted Rogers was the Canadian b..
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Russell Family Name Book
A name that resonates throughout the pages of the high drama that is England’s history, ‘Russell’ is of Norman origin. But while early bearers of the name may have arrived as warriors, others have made their mark through a diverse and colourful range of other endeavours and pursuits that include politics, the stage, music and sport. The proud tale of the Russells, both past and present, is recounted here.   Russell Family Name Mini-Book Excerpt "Bearers of the proud nam..
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Scott Family Name Book
A name that boasts many proud bearers ranging from explorers and literary figures to actors and musicians and even a celebrated daredevil, ‘Scott’ figures prominently in the frequently turbulent historical record. Present on British shores from the earliest times, many of its bearers have achieved high honours and distinction. The stirring and colourful tale of the Scotts, past and present, is recounted here. Scott Family Name Mini-Book Excerpt "One particularly colourful, ..
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Shaw Family Name Book
A name with origins that stretch back to Anglo-Saxon times, ‘Shaw’ has roots that lie deep in the ancient soil of England. While some became embroiled in civil war and civil rights, other have gained acclaim through a diverse range of other endeavours and pursuits that include architecture, the stage, literature and music. The colourful tale of the Shaws, past and present, is revealed here. ..
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Simpson Family Name Book
Bearers of a name rooted deep in the ancient soil of the British Isles, the Simpsons have flourished since the earliest times. While some have found fame through a diverse range of endeavours and pursuits ranging from medical and scientific research to the stage and music, others have been the subject of controversy and notoriety. Presented here is the dramatic tale of the Simpsons, both past and present. ..
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Smith Family Name Book
The most popular English surname, ‘Smith’ has roots that stretch back through the dim mists of time. Although it originally denoted someone skilled in the art of working with metals, later bearers of the name have gained acclaim through a rich variety of endeavours and pursuits that range from economics, the sciences and politics to the stage, sport, literature and music. Read here the colourful and gripping tale of the Smiths. ..
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Steele Family Name Book
Infused with the potent bloodlines of not only the ancient Britons and Anglo-Saxons but also the Normans, bearers of the proud name of Steele are heirs to a rich and colourful heritage.   From religion and politics to film, music and sport, many of the name have stamped their mark at an international level.   In the boxing ring, Freddie Steele was the American boxer who held the title of Middleweight Champion of the World from 1936 to 1938 and who also acted as a dou..
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Stewart Family Name Book
A name that resonates throughout the high drama that is the frequently turbulent history of the British Isles, ‘Stewart’ and its spelling variant of ‘Stuart’ is a name synonymous with royalty. Monarchs of the name stamped an indelible mark, while in later centuries many have gained fame and acclaim through a range of endeavours and pursuits that include the stage, music and sport. Their colourful, stirring and often poignant tale is presented here. ..
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