Naming Patterns – Worldwide – Links

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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