Dictionary of Americanized French-Canadian Names, Onomastics and Genealogy.
By Marc Picard. Published by Genealogical Publishing Co. 2013. 186 pages.
This dictionary is a list of surnames that came over with the early French North American colonial families who came directly from France, and the book also contains the surnames of families whose names are not as purely-original French, but whose family origins came from what are now French territories, such as Bretagne, Pays basque, and Alsace-Lorraine.
“Onomastics” means the study of the origin and forms of proper names of persons or places.
In Mr. Picard’s previous work, Dictionnaire des noms de famille du Canada français: anthroponymie et généalogie, he explained the etymologies (origins) of French migrants’ surnames who settled in Québec and Acadia in the 17th and 18th centuries.