What's in a name

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Over 150 family surname history books

covering the most popular names

Who do think you are?    What is the meaning of your name?
What were your ancestors really like?    Find out in these pages.
More new names are being added every month.

We have been in business since 1978 and always put our customers first.

As the publisher to more than 500 books mainly based on family surnames and clan books, we at Lang Syne Publishing hope you enjoy reading about your family name.

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  • Patrick Devlin
    I saw my family name book on this website and had to buy it. The number of times I've looked at the stands in Edinburgh and never managed to find my name. Once I tapped in the web address I found it immediately.
    Patrick Devlin
  • Gordon Anderson
    I bought my surname Anderson from Lang Syne. It was good to read about other famous Anderson's and about my clan. Recommend this book, good value.
    Gordon Anderson
    King's Lynn
  • David Wright
    I purchased the clan mini book of my name Wright. This small book was a welcome find. I never knew the origins of my name before and this was a handy guide.
    David Wright