... with the will of a deceased friend, when an act of the senate or the royal sign- manual is required, the case was widely different four or five centuries ago, and we know from antient records that names were frequently changed at the caprice of their owners. ... And again: aIt is holden in our antient books that a man may have divers names at divers times, but not divers ~XI Surnames of Contempt ; andanbsp;...
|Title||:||English Surnames. Essays on family nomenclature, historical, etymological, and humourous. With chapters of rebuses and canting arms, the Roll of Battel Abbey, a List of latinized surnames, etc|
|Author||:||Mark Antony LOWER|