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Names and Naming Patterns in England
                        1538–1700$
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Scott Smith-Bannister

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198206637

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206637.001.0001

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Some Conclusions

Some Conclusions

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(p.183) 9 Some Conclusions
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Names and Naming Patterns in England 1538–1700
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Scott Smith-Bannister

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206637.003.0009

This concluding chapter offers a fundamental reinterpretation of the subject of names and naming patterns in England from 1538 to 1700. This conclusion is divided into two parts, a subdivision that both reflects the influence of name-sharing practices and highlights the fundamental differences between the current study and previous work on names and naming. To explain further: this work has found that changes in the names given to children, in the patterning of the distribution of those names, in the sources of children's names in this period, and several other aspects of the history of names occurred as a direct consequence of changes in the incidence of name-sharing between children and either their godparents or their parents. At the end of the period, England may have witnessed one of the more significant events in the history of names and naming patterns. As the proportion of children named after someone else declined a possibility emerged: the possibility that the significance of English personal names was beginning to change.

Keywords:   England, names, personal names, naming patterns, godparents, parents, name-sharing, children, history of names

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