Dr Parkin, University of Chester, will explore the history of surnames, with a particular focus on the relationship between surname variation, surname distribution, and local dialect, using names which are common to Cheshire as examples.

Lecture by Dr Harry Parkin, Senior Lecturer in English Language, University of Chester and editor of the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain.

Wednesday, 19 June, 2pm. Online and free to attend but places need to be reserved by emailing our Programme Secretary at hslc1848@gmail.com and you will be sent a confirmation, and zoom link nearer the time.
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Dr Parkin will explore the history of surnames, with a particular focus on the relationship between surname variation, surname distribution, and local dialect, using names which are common to Cheshire as examples.

The image here shows the distribution of the surname Hockenhull which is one of the names that will be covered in the lecture.

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