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Modern methods and a controversial surname: Plant

Plant, Dr John S (2005) Modern methods and a controversial surname: Plant. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

In the past few years, DNA testing has begun to contribute to our understanding. It is currently emerging more clearly which surnames are multi-origin, originating with many different forefathers, and which descend from a single male ancestor. As a case study, I shall describe the application of modern, multidisciplinary methods to the surname Plant, which has been ascribed a different meaning each time an authority has written about it. The recent emergence of a different view about this name's origins has prompted a reassessment of its meaning.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:onomastics surnames
Subjects:Linguistics > Semantics
Philosophy > Metaphysics
ID Code:5978
Deposited By:Plant, Dr John S
Deposited On:10 Mar 2008 15:05
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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