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Yorkshire Dales - Redmonds, George
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The landscape and people are the two most distinctive qualities of the Yorkshire Dales, and this book employs new sources and methods to help the reader see both in a different light. In earlier centuries, religious and social factors influenced the first names that were given to children. Distinctive surnames were inherited, and their expansion or decline can throw light on local communities, on migration and population growth. Place-names emerged from regional and customary practices that illuminate topography, husbandry, ...

Yorkshire Dales 2012, Wharncliffe Books, Barnsley

ISBN-13: 9781845631406