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Dictionary of Ango Saxon Names By Asher Bell
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The Anglo-Saxons are part of the fabric of Britain. They are tried to the Dark Ages and to the early period of the Medieval World. The Anglo-Saxons were a martial people and this is reflected... More > in the personal names they chose. Plus names pertaining to wolves and elves. Originally they held to the old beliefs but then became Christian. And indeed there anglo-saxon saints. Most are little-known today. Their lives are listed in this book. (The old beliefs and transfer to new ones is also discussed) This book concerns names. Anglo-saxon ones. An extensive list of male and female names is found. And the meaning of each name given. Most of these are rare or simply unfamiliar. Information is given on the anglo-saxon kings which held domain from south east Scotland to the welsh borders. And down to the fringes of Cornwall. It is therefore hoped that this publication be both a guide and reference to the Anglo-Saxon World. To bring that distant period and its people alive.    < Less
Dictionary of Manx Family and Personal Names By Asher Bell & David Vales
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This dictionary is a guide to manx family and personal names. The study of which has often been overlooked. Today many people are wishing to connect to their heritage and origins. The meaning of... More > names is closely connected to this search. In this collection are the traditional names given to children by families on the Isle of Man. And in addition the unique surnames found on the Isle. Information is added on various aspects connected to the Isle of Man. These include its natural setting, administration and emigration. For there many families of manx descent elsewhere. The authors have endeavoured to provide an interesting, informative book. Once which gives light on manx names. Plus provides the reader with knowledge of the Isle of Man.< Less

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