Naming Patterns – Worldwide – Links

Worldwide Naming Pattern and Practices

General

A Guide to Names and Naming Practices [International], posted on the Financial and Banking Information Infrastructure Committee (FBIIC) website (.pdf file): https://www.fbiic.gov/public/2008/nov/Naming_practice_guide_UK_2006.pdf

Law Enforcement Guide to International Names, Regional Organized Crime Information Center, United States, 2010: http://publicintelligence.info/ROCICInternationalNames.pdf

Various Country and Ethnic Naming Customs by Gary T. Horlacher (Info for Africa – Ghana, Nigeria; Brazil; German – Schleswig, Ostfriesland, Westfalen; Jews; Latin America (Hispanic); Scandinavia – Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden), ProGenealogists.com – article now available at the Internet Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20140705131227/http://www.progenealogists.com/namingpatterns.htm

Chinese and Other Asian Naming Systems (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnam, Cambodia, George J. Leonard: http://www.georgeleonard.com/articles/chinese-and-other-asian-naming-systems.htm

Geographic or Country Specific

Period Arabic Names and Naming Practices by Da’ud ibn Auda (David B. Appleton), 2003 (an update to an older article): http://heraldry.sca.org/laurel/names/arabic-naming2.htm

England – Onomastics Family Naming Patterns, Tom Doherty: http://udel.edu/~tdoherty/naming11s.pdf

England – Cornwall, Family Naming Patterns, Cornwall Online Parish Clerk: http://www.cornwall-opc.org/Resc/naming_patterns.php

German Naming Customs, Riepe Roots: http://www.rieperoots.com/pages/Names/customs.htm

Traditional Irish naming patterns by Eneclann expert, Fiona Fitzsimons, FindMyPast.ie Blog: http://blog.findmypast.ie/2011/11/traditional-irish-naming-pattern

Mexico – Description of Naming System, University of Florida and Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, 1999: http://www.clas.ufl.edu/users/afburns/merida/yuc/mexinam.htm

Norwegian Naming Patterns, Johan I. Borgos: http://www.nndata.no/home/jborgos/names.htm ( See also link to Farm Names)

Portuguese Naming Traditions and How They Affect Us, Cordeiros Genealogy: http://www.cordeiros.net/are_you_a_cordeiro

Scottish Forename Variants and patterns, Scotland’s People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index.aspx?561

Englishised names? Naming patterns amongst ethnic-Chinese Singaporeans by Peter K W Tan: http://courses.nus.edu.sg/course/elltankw/names.pdf

Swedish Names and Naming Practices, SweGGate: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~swewgw/

United States – 18th Century PA German Naming Customs, Charles F. Kerchner, Jr.: http://www.kerchner.com/germname.htm

Urhobo Names and Their Meanings by Aruegodore Oyiborhoro, ED.D., F.A.A.A., Urhobo Historical Society, Nigeria, Urhobo Waado : http://www.waado.org/UrhoboCulture/Names/UrhoboNames_Oyibo.htm

Welsh Patronymics, Welshleigh.org: http://www.welshleigh.org/genealogy/welshnames.html

 

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M. Diane Rogers is a Director and Editor and Co-webmistress of the British Columbia Genealogical Society, teaches genealogy and family history year round, and blogs at CanadaGenealogy, or, Jane's Your Aunt. She's been doing her own family research since the 1980s in Canada, the UK and the United States, Sweden and further afield. She has a lifelong interest in Canadian and women's history and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the Genealogical Speakers Guild and the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors

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