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A solution of the second complicated problem I now present to my readers, and I await their verdict with no inconsiderable anxiety.
The first of these problems I hope still to work at for many years to come, and particularly because in this matter English geologists have abandoned the safe road of observation and research for the doubtful track of airy specula- tion under the shadow of a name.
o wmmm 97*4 ~~„„, Cornell University Library CS2505 . 3 1924 029 805 862 olin Cornell University Library The original of this book is in the Cornell University Library. Thus, the modern Heptarchy, on the basis of the distribution of names, would be composed of the seven sub-kingdoms of Caledonia, Lothian, Northumbria, Mercia, Anglia, Devonia, and ^T ^ W ales.
There are no known copyright restrictions in the United States on the use of the text. / These conclusions are intended to be only of a suggestive nature ; the data on which they are founded occur abundantly in these pages.
The Boundaries of Wales, 435 As defined by Statute, Race, Language, and Surnames, 436 The Adyance of Welsh Surnames into England, 438 The Character of Welsh Surnames, 439 North Wales, 440 South Wales, 441 Monmouthshire, 442 Notes on some of the Welsh and Monmouthshire Surnames, 443.
Eive geographical groups, 576 The Intermingling of English and Scottish Names, 580 The Middle Land, 582 Points of difficulty, 583 Alpha- betical List of the most frequent of Scottish Names, 586 Notes on Scottish Names, 596 Border Names, 581. Note, — The asterisk refers the reader to the list of corrections at the beginning of this work.
Under Waterhouse add " Yorkshire, West Riding, 12 ;" and place this surname in the County Names: on page 422. In the event of- sufficient materials being obtained, the author, who reserves to himself full discretion in the matter, will publish a supplementary volume.
An immense amount, of information, hitherto not available, must bo in the possession of thousands and thousands families, and especially of those old families of gentiy and yeomen that have been long connected with particular localities.
MAETIN'S LANE, PEINTEBS IN OEDINAEY 10 HBE MAJESTY. It is a region, as a rule, conspicuously denned by its family names, but within its limits Cheshire and Lincolnshire would be included/7/A: line drawn from the Wash to the Solent cuts off the south-eastern quarter of England, which would form, as far as the distribution of names is concerned, a very distinct sub-kingdom, to which the name of Anglia might be fittingly applied.^' Then there would be the large sub-kingdom of the south-west of England, inclusive also of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, to which the name of Devonia might gracefully be given, in lieu of that of Wessex, which, in the time of the Saxon Heptarchy, was the name of only a small part of it. For instance, if some disinterested person were uo make a study of the distribution of family names in Ireland on Vlll PREFACE. Chaeactebistic Family Names of the English Cottnties, with Accompanying Notes. the lines adopted in this work, lie would provide the legislature with information of practical value. K Jolmstoii, Edinburgh, and London CONTENTS, CHAPTER I. The Old English Yeomen, 1 Their Wills, 2 But Kttle affected by Foreign Immigrants, 3 The most stable section of the community, 4 As a class best suited for the investigation of the distribution of family names, 5. The Distbibution in Alphabetical Obdeb of Geneeal, Common, and Regional Names, pp. Aldrich i Aldridge } 363,367,448* Aldworth, 329, 448. Brassington \ 125, 129, 358, 361, Brassington J 460.