According to his preface, written in March of 1880 at St. Mary's Vicarage in Ulverston, Lancashire, Charles W. Bardsley had spent twelve years collecting extracts of church records all over England. And this is the result:
[Curiosities of Puritan nomenclature. Published 1880 by Chatto and Windus in London.
From the University of California Libraries via Internet Archive]
While I can't attest to the validity of all of Mr. Bardsley's conclusions, I assure you it's a fun read and will be useful when I revisit some of my Puritan ancestors.
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