(or anthroponomastics) is the study of the names of human beings. Linguists and researchers in many other fields take part in anthroponymic studies, including anthropologists, historians, political geographers and genealogists.

I am a genealogist in my normal every day life. Names and their origins have always fascinated me. It makes sense I share with you here what I have found in my studies of medieval names. Now, don’t get me wrong, being a genealogist doesn’t make me an expert at the study of names. That, for me too, is a learning process.

The purpose of this page is to help you develop your SCA persona, or as a herald help someone else create their persona.

Questions? Email me via the contact form on the homepage.

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