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These Rolls are undoubtedly the best for such reference ; but there are many others, as my index will show, which not merely con- tain a large mass of examples not to be met with there, but which, by varieties of spelling in the case of such names as they share in common with the other, afford comparisons the use of which would have made him certain where he has only guessed, and would have enabled him also to avoid many false conclusions.

This I would say with all respect, as one who has benefited very considerably by Mr. Others I must thank more briefly, though none the less heartily. Halliwell I am under deep obligation, for to his ' Dictionary of Archaisms ' I have gone freely by way of quotation. Way's notes to his valuable edition of the ' Promptorium Parvulorum ' I am also indebted for much interesting information regarding mediaeval life and its surroundings.

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Still, I think the ordinary reader will find in a perusal of this book some slight increase of infor- mation, and if not this, that he has whiled away, not unpleasantly, some of his less busy hours.

During the last seven years I have devoted the whole of my spare time to the preparation of a * Dictionary of English Surnames,' But about two years ago it struck me that perhaps a smaller work dealing with the subject in a less formal and more familiar style might not be unacceptable to many, as a kind of rudimentary treatise.

As ' Philip ' became * Philipot,' now ' Philpott ' ; as ' William ' ' Williamot,' now ' Wilmott ' ; as ' Hew ' (or Hugh), ' Hewet ' and 'Hewetson' ; as 'Ellis' (or Elias), 'Elliot' and 'Elliot- son' ; so ' Till ' (Matilda) became 'Tillot' and 'Tillot- son ' ; ' Emme ' (Emma), ' Emmott,' ' Emmett,' and * Emmotson ' ; ' Ibbe ' (Isabella), ' Ibbott,' ' Ibbett,' and ' Ibbotson ' ; ' Mary,' ' Mariot ' and ' Marriott ' ; and ' Siss ' (Cecilia), ' Sissot ' and ' Sissotson.' ' Em- mot,' the writer says, is a form of ' Amyas,' I suppose because he saw ' Amyot ' in Miss Yonge's glossary. I do not know to which lady I owe the deepest apology — whether to Miss Yonge for robbing her literary crown of one of its brightest jewels, or to Miss Muloch for appearing to insinuate that hers was incomplete. XI member Allerton,' ' Desire Minter,' ' Original Lewis,' and ' Thankes Sheppard,' all being names of emi- grants from England in the 17th century, {Vide Hotten's ' Original Lists of Persons of Quality.') February 1875. A S prefaces are very little read, I will make this -^^- as brief as possible.

According to him, therefore, Emmot is a masculine name. 317), or 'Roger Prcstwick ' to marry ' Emmotc Crossley ' (ditto, 338) .'' How is it we meet with such entries as ' Cissot« West,' (Index) or ' Syssot that was zvife of Patrick ' (69) } How is it asrain that Mariot is rcfristcrcd as ' Mariot^ X PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION. This and several other mistakes of less moment I have rectified in the present edition. It is strange how little has been written upon the sources and significations of our English surnames Of books of Peerage, of Baronet- age, and of Landed Gentry, thanks to Sir Bernard Burke, Mr.

In the course of my labours I have come under obligations to several writers and several Societies.

To long-departed men, whose works do follow after them, I must give a passing allusion.

Of his earlier efforts I will say nothing, for the ' Patronymica Britannica ' is that upon which his fame' must rest.

The fault of that work is that the author has confined his researches all but entirely to the Hundred Rolls.

And yet what can be more natural than that we should desire to know something relating to the origin of our surname, when it arose, who first got it, and how ?

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