A short list of names 1450-1459

Oh Traveller! Come sit! Because this… this is so important.

For a long time have I wanted to share with you what I know about names. Yes, names. Simple names, difficult names, long names, short names. Just: names. In this particular case: the names of women.

The book you see here is similar to a guild book. It is the book of Leiden Poorters, those citizens who were entitled to live & trade within the city walls. Some of them were women.

Book of Leiden Poorters

If you follow the link, you will find the list of women, who between 1450 and 1459 became poorters (similar to burghers) in the city of Leiden.

It is a work in progress and that is why it has its own page Anthroponymy, which you can visit here. Make sure you check it often and please send me your feedback.

I intend to study more cities, more periods and more people. But for now, let’s start with the Leiden women.

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