Meeting “What’s in a Name? Surname History and Meanings” with Diane Barbour

Beginning with the Norman Conquest in England to modern day surnames, this class includes the history and evolution of surnames. It includes a discussion of patronymics and their variations from several countries. The participant should finish this class understanding the meaning and origination of their family surnames.  All levels.


Diane has been doing genealogy for about 15 years. In June 2012, she graduated from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies at the University of Toronto to complete her Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies or PLCGS. This certificate represents 50 completed classes in methodology, American records and English records. Diane continues her education by attending several conferences and Institutes every year. She is the past President of Broomfield Genealogical Society and current Vice-President and on the education committee for Boulder Genealogical Society. Diane also volunteers at the Denver Public Library 5th floor genealogy department and the National Archives in Broomfield.


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