Our new OFHS book on Oxfordshire surnames with essays on various topics about surnames in the county is now available for public pre-ordering at this link.
Please note this is a pre-publication order. The book has not yet been printed and it will be several weeks before we can ship it out.
Exploring Oxfordshire Surnames: People, Places and Lives: The authors of this volume have brought together information from a wide variety of textual and visual sources to illuminate the stories of the surnames of Oxfordshire and the people who have borne those names over time. Whether your ancestors lived in Oxfordshire recently or in medieval times, the book will give you new perspectives on your family history. The authors’ expertise in areas including local and family history, aspects of geography and linguistics, and cutting-edge science (DNA) sheds new light on the people of Oxfordshire. You will be inspired to delve further into perhaps unknown records, collaborate with other holders of your surname, and explore new avenues of research, giving you a deeper understanding of your ancestors’ lives, occupations and communities.