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Surname typology and the problem of inconsistent classification (2013)
Journal Article
Parkin, D. H., & Parkin, H. (2013). Surname typology and the problem of inconsistent classification. Names: A Journal of Onomastics, 61(4), 200-211. https://doi.org/10.1179/0027773813Z.00000000053

This paper analyzes methodological inconsistency in surname classification, and the implications this has for the comparability of different works. Many studies have organized surnames by type, based on each name's "meaning," in order to identify nat... Read More about Surname typology and the problem of inconsistent classification.