South African Surnames
(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1965). . 8vo; original papered boards; dustwrapper; pp. 262. Dustwrapper a little edgeworn and creased, with earlier owner's tape reinforcing to head of spine panel and folds; earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper, and name signed on flyleaf; a little foxing to edges, endpapers and dustwrapper; very occasional discreet underlining; one small marginal emendation noted. Good to very good condition. "South Africa's versatile Eric Rosenthal has produced a book that is surely unique. Everyone is interested in his own name, where it came from, what it means and the answer is in this book. There are over 2,500 names of South Africans: English, Afrikaans, Jewish, Italian, Portuguese, Greek, French - settlers who have come from almost every part of the globe and their history is given in a fascinating manner... Many people will be interested in the evolution of Bantu, Coloured and Indian names. A long chapter is devoted to this angle. Altogether a book for everyone, a book to keep and hand down to one's children.".
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N° du livre: 7825
GBP 12.50 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 | CHF 15]
Mots-clés: Family . Immigration. Emigration. . Etymology