REFERENCES



  • DB = surname-type occurs in the Domesday Book 1086
  • B = surname type occurs in the Catalogue of Ancient Deeds in PRO covers 1305-1482
  • L = surname-type occurs in the Warwickshire Lay Subsidy Rolls of 1332
  • F = surname-type occurs in the Warwickshire Feet of Fines 1195-1509
  • A = surname-type occurs in Rolls of Warwickshire and Coventry Sessions of the peace 1377-97
  • C = surname-type occurs in the Constable Rental Survey 1543-46
  • HT = surname-type occurs in the Hearth Tax 1662-1666, 1674-1689
  • Q = surname-type occurs in the Quarter Sessions Order Books, Indictment Books and Records 1631-96
  • Y = surname-type occurs in the Griff & Coton Census of 1684
  • R = surname-type occurs in the Hewitt Survey 1690
  • DU = surname-type occurs in Dugdale papers 17-19thC
  • W = surname-type occurs in Warwickshire Apprentices & their masters 1710-60
  • X = surname-type occurs in the Earl of Uxbridge Survey 1746
  • Z = surname-type occurs in the Coton Census 1781
  • N = surname-type occurs in the Nuneaton Diary 1810-37, 1843-45
  • 41 = surname-type occurs in the 1841 Census
  • 51 = surname-type occurs in the 1851 Census
  • HS = surname-type has been published in the main Harleian Society volumes.
  • Where there is no references that surname-type usually occurs in archives post-1851 such as Trade Directories or Newspapers.
  • Some names may also have connections with the Mediaeval coalfield history e.g. le Colyere, de Compton, Synekere, de Allesworth, Bugges etc. see VCH Warwickshire Vol. 1.
  • In some cases, names may be older, but have not been recorded in the 18 essential references listed above.
  • Name types such as Orton & Oughton are probably the same in the Nuneaton area, but in other parts of the country they are unrelated name types.
  • Certain surname-types such as Carling are not included; the person in question was a late Victorian who rose to official prominence in Nuneaton and yet left few traces of a family history or pedigree, and like certain of his colleagues did not actually live in Nuneaton. PRINCIPAL REFERENCE SOURCES
  • K. Adams: The little sister, Warwickshire Library 1979
  • K. Adams: George Eliot, Warwickshire Library 1984
  • C.W. Bardsley: A dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, London 1901
  • R.C. Bunker: Some aspects of Population growth and structure in the Warwickshire Coalfield since 1800, M.A. Thesis Birmingham University 1952
  • W. Burton: The description of Leicestershire; containing Matters of Antiquity, History, Armorye & Genealogy
  • Sir Marmaduke Constable's Estate: Rental & Survey 10/10/1543 to 13/2/1544: B.Mus.Add.Ms.36909, Transl. Dr. E. Gooder & the University of Birmingham Extramural Class
  • A.F. Cook: The Mystery of Teddy Kem - the Attleborough recluse, Homepiece 1988
  • A.F. Cook: The story of Teddy Kem's Heaven, Attleborough, North Warwickshire Legends 1990
  • A.F. Cook: Weddington, a history, Homepiece, 1992
  • A.F. Cook: Historical and Geographical notes on the Bramcote area, Homepiece, 1993
  • A.F. Cook: The Kem Dynasty: the Hanoverian remnants in the Hinckley-Nuneaton area. Hinckley Historian Vol 32. Autumn 1993
  • A.F. Cook: Nuneaton Millennium Project. Vol. 1, Millennial History of Nuneaton, 2000
  • A.F. Cook: in - New Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, to be fully published 2004 biographical entries on Humphrey Adderley, Henry Beighton, Edward Kem Jarvis and Joseph 'Teddy' Kem
  • A.B. Cottle: The Penguin Dictionary of surnames, Penguin 1978
  • D. Dodds: George Eliot Country, Nuneaton
  • W. Dugdale: The Antiquities of Warwickshire
  • W. Dugdale: Monasticon Anglicanum London 1817-30
  • E. Ekwall: Studies on the Genitive of Groups in English, Lund 1943
  • O. von Feilitzen: Notes on Old English Bynames, Namn och Bygd 27, 1939
  • O. von Feilitzen: Some old English Uncompounded Personal Names and Bynames, Studia, Neophilologica, 40, 1968
  • G. Fransson: Middle English Surnames of Occupation, 1100-1350, Lund 1935
  • E.C. Grant: The spatial development of the Warwickshire Coalfield, Ph.D. Birmingham University
  • H.B. Guppy: Homes of Family Names in Great Britain, London 1890
  • G.S. Haight: The George Eliot letters, Oxford 1940
  • G.S. Haight: George Eliot, 1968
  • H. Harrison: Surnames of the United Kingdom, London 1912-18
  • R. Hewitt: A survey of the Mannor of Stockingford, Parcell of the Estate of Willoughby Aston, Barrt. in the County of Warwick. Wherein is contained as followeth viz. 1690.
  • E.G. Kimball: Rolls of Warwickshire & Coventry Sessions of the peace 1377-97, Dugdale Society Vol. XVI 1939
  • I.S. Leadham: Domesday of Inclosure, 1517-18 Vols. I & II, 1897; reprint Kennikat Press USA
  • P. Lee: Project Nefam unpublished research, 1995 - ongoing
  • B.A. Lees: Records of the Templars in England in the Twelfth Century, London 1935
  • M.A. Lower; Patronymica Britannica, London 1860
  • A. Lynes: George Eliot 1819-1969 Coventry City Libraries 1969
  • A. Lynes: George Eliot's Coventry, Historical Association 1970
  • C.M. Matthews: English Surnames: London 1966
  • A. Mee: Warwickshire: The King's England
  • D. Milburn: Nuneaton, The growth of a town. Nuneaton Corporation Library & Museum Committee 1963
  • P.Morgan: Warwickshire Apprentices in Stationer's Company, London 1563-1700, Dugdale Society Occasional Paper No 25, 1978
  • I. Mudge: A George Eliot Dictionary, Routledge 1924
  • J. Nichols: The History and Antiquities of the County of Leicestershire Vol.IV Pts. i & ii. 1795-1815
  • P. Reaney: A Dictionary of British Surnames, Routledge 1958
  • P. Reaney: The Origins of English Surnames, London 1967
  • P. Reaney: Dictionary of English Surnames rev. R.Wilson 1991 3rd Ed. Routledge, Chapman & Hall
  • A. Robinson: Index of the Warwickshire Poor & Transcriptions in Birmingham & Midland Genealogical Collection
  • A.L. Scrivener: Nuneaton Observer, Old Nuneaton articles 1877-1881 these are the original articles that others may have used from 1886 onwards:e.g. Coleman, Fieldhouse, McCormick, Derry, Cross, Nason, Jebbett, Jeffreys, Bates, Betts etc.
  • K.J. Smith: Warwickshire Apprentices & their masters 1710-1760, Dugdale Society Vol XXIX, 1975
  • S. Smiles: The Huguenots, London 1880
  • A.R. Wagner: English Genealogy, Oxford 1960
  • A.W.A. White: Economic growth in the eighteenth century Warwickshire; a study of the rise of the Warwickshire coal industry with special reference to Sir Roger Newdegate Bart. of Arbury, estate owner and coalmaster, Ph.D., Birmingham University. 1972
  • A.W.A. White: Sixty years of coalmining enterprise on the North Warwickshire Estate of the Newdigates of Arbury 1680-1740, M.A. Birmingham University. 1969
  • J.B. Whitmore: A Genealogical Guide Pt.1 1947, Pt.2 1949, Pt.3 1950, Pt. 4 1953. Harleian Society.
  • Census of England, Nuneaton area of Warwickshire 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 & 1891
  • Constable Rental Surveys 1543-46
  • Assize Rolls: Warwickshire
  • Dictionary of National Biography
  • Domesday Book, Leicestershire
  • Domesday Book, Warwickshire
  • Dugdale Papers
  • English Place Names Society: Warwickshire
  • Fairbairn's book of Crests of the families of Great Britain & Ireland Vols. 1 & 2
  • Feet of Fines: Warwicks
  • Hearth Tax Returns, 1662-1689 Hemlingford Hundred Vol. 1, Hemlingford Hundred, Ed. M. Walker, Warwick County Records 1957
  • I.G.I. Warwickshire & Leicestershire, Mormons 1994.
  • Index of Wills and Administrations in the Probate Registry at Canterbury 1396-1558; 1640-50
  • Jodrell & Cross Collection of papers
  • Lay Subsidy Rolls for Warwickshire: 6 Edward III 1332: Dugdale Society Vol.VI. 1926
  • Memorandum Book of Occurrences 1810-1845 Nuneaton Diary John Astley
  • Orders Made at the Quarter Sessions 1665-1674 Vol.V. Ed. S.C. Ratcliff, Warwick County Records Office 1939
  • Quarter Sessions Indictment Book 1631-1674 Vol.VI. Ed. S.C. Ratcliff, Warwick County Records Office 1941
  • Quarter Sessions Order Book 1625-1637 Vol. I. Ed. S.C Ratcliff, Warwick County Records Office 1935
  • Quarter Sessions Order Book 1637-1650 Vol. II. Ed. S.C. Ratcliff, Warwick County Records Office 1936
  • Quarter Sessions Order Book 1650-1657 Vol. III. Ed. S.C. Ratcliff, Warwick County Records Office 1937
  • Quarter Sessions Order Book 1657-1665 Vol. IV. Ed. S.C. Ratcliff, Warwick County Record Office 1938
  • Quarter Sessions Records 1674-1682 Vol.VII. Ed. S.C. Ratcliff, Warwick County Records Office 1941
  • Quarter Sessions Records 1682-1690 Vol. VIII. Ed. S.C. Ratcliff, Warwick County Records Office 1953
  • Quarter Sessions Records 1690-1696 Vol. IX. Ed. H.C. Johnson, Warwick County Records Office 1964
  • Return of the Owners of Land: 1873 for the County of Warwickshire
  • Uxbridge Survey 1746: Nuneaton, Attleborough and Stockingford, Staffordshire County Record Office.
  • Victoria History of the County of Leicestershire: Vols. I, II, III, IV,V & VI
  • Victoria History of the County of Warwickshire: Vols. I, II, III, IV,V & VI
  • Volume 91: Transactions of the Birmingham & Warwickshire Archaeological Society for 1981 pub. 1985
  • Warwickshire Feet of Fines 1195-1284 Vol. I.: Dugdale Society Vol. XI 1932.
  • Warwickshire Feet of Fines 1284-1345 Vol. II.: Dugdale Society Vol. XV 1939.
  • Warwickshire Feet of Fines 1345-1509 Vol. III.: Dugdale Society Vol. XVIII 1943.
  • Warwickshire Trade Directories Kelly, Lascelles, Smith, White, Post Office, Pigot etc.


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