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Below is an alphabetical list of some of the books we used in late 1970's and early 1980's for research in preparation of the calendar.
Because at that time we did not have today's luxury of Internet for obtaining information instantaneously, research had to be done "the old fashion way"; from books, libraries, European calendars, Church calendars, birth registration records, etc.

The list below is in the following order:
  1. Name of the Author.
  2. Title of the Book.
  3. Place of Publication, Name of Publisher and Year of Publication.

Please note: In case you are further interested in any of the books listed, a link to a referring website is underlined.
Stewart, George Rippey.
American Given Names: Their Origin and History in the Context of the English Language
New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1979.

Smith, Edward F.
Baptismal and Conformation Names.
New York, NY: Benzinger Brothers, 1935.

Weidenhan, Joseph L.
Baptismal Names. Fourth Edition
Baltimore, MD: Kenmore Productions, 1968.

Edited and revised by Herbert Thurston, S.J. and Donald Attwater.
Butler's Lives of the Saints (Complete Edition).
New York, NY: P.J.Kenedy & Sons, 1956.
Please note: The original and complete four-volume set was written by Fr. Alban Butler, and published as "The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints" in London, England, 1756-1759.

Vilkuna, Kustaa.  Huitu, Marketta.  Mikkonen, Pirjo.
Etunimet. (Title in English: First Names)
Helsinki, Finland: Otava, 1977. (Language: Finnish).

U.S. Dept. of Justice. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Foreign Versions, Variations, and Diminutives of English Names.
Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office , 1973.

Fischer, Henry W.
Girls' Names   And Name-Day and Birthday Book.
Bensonhurst, NY: Fishers Foreign Letters, Publishers, 1913.

J�nos, Lad�.
Magyar Ut�n�vk�nyv. (Title in English: "Hungarian Given Name Book")
Budabest, Hungary: Akad�miai Kiad�, 1971. (Language: Hungarian)

Hardon, John.
Modern Catholic Dictionary.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980.

Attwater, Donald.
Names and Name-Days.
Detroit, MI: Gale Research Co, 1968.

Bassett, Margaret.
Profiles and Portraits of AMERICAN PRESIDENTS.
New York, NY: David McKay Company, 1976.

Englebert, Omar.
The Lives of The Saints. First Edition
New York, NY: David McKay Company, 1951.
This particular first edition is out print, however, the same book was also published by Barnes & Noble, and by clicking above line, you may view and read pages of the book - thanks to Google Book Search service.

Nevins, Albert J.
The Maryknoll Catholic Dictionary.
New York, NY: Grosset and Dunlap, 1965.

Withycombe, Elizabeth G.
The Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names (3rd Edition).
Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1977.

Coulsen, John.
The Saints: A Concise Biografical Dictionary.
New York, NY: Hawthorn Books, Inc, 1958.

Heimeran, Ernst.  Rosenfeld, Hellmut.
Vornamenbuch. (Title in English: First Name Book)
M�nchen, Germany: Heimeran, 1968. (Language: German)

Wells, Evelyn.
What to name the baby (A Treasury of Names) .
New York, NY: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1946.

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