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                        1538–1700 | Oxford Scholarship Online
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Names and Naming Patterns in England 1538–1700

Scott Smith-Bannister

Abstract

This book contains the results of the first large-scale quantitative investigation of naming practices in early modern England. It traces the history of the fundamentally significant human act of naming one's children during a period of great economic, social, and religious upheaval. Using in part the huge pool of names accumulated by the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, the book sets out to show which names were most commonly used, how children came to be given th ... More

Keywords: naming practices, naming patterns, first names, England, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, English family, English culture, godparents, parents, saints

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206637
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206637.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Smith-Bannister, author
Papplewick School, Ascot