Origins of surnames are another aspect of genealogy that appeal to all types of researchers. The study of surnames can reveal where a particular name originated, providing clues about ancestral localities, and can indicate what variations of a particular surname exist. The subject headings to locate holdings pertaining to surnames are listed as:
NAMES, PERSONAL -- [LOCALITY/ETHNIC GROUP].
Listed below are some selected resources in the Graduate Library on the subject of surnames. All of these books are in English, but others are available in English or in other languages.