A monumental work giving origin, meaning, and history of Scottish surnames from the earliest times, references to sources--Eugene P. Sheehy -- Guide to Reference Books, 9th ed. (Chicago: American Library Association
Details of the names are drawn from official or other accredited sources, which are duly referred to and catalogued. -- Times Literary Suppliment (London)
About the Author
The late Dr. George Fraser Black, (1866-1948), a noted bibliographer and historical scholar on the staff of The New York Public Library from 1896-1931, spent almost half a century on the research of this volume. Miss Mary Elder Black, who had assisted her father in the preparation of the main text, also supplied the amendments and additions included as an appendix.