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Place names in the Oxford English Dictionary

Problems with place As any Scrabble player knows, dictionaries of English tend not to include entries for names—of people, organizations, or places. For the lexicographer names in general, and place…

Surnames as sources in the OED

You may also be interested in Peter’s article on English personal names in the OED. Surnames occur in the OED for two main reasons. Many of them derive from words…