Last Names

Royal Names For Girls and Boys

Royal Names For Girls and Boys

Royal Names For Girls and Boys   Many people think of naming their children after some of the most well known Royal families. Both princes and princesses are usually blessed with a whole list of fancy names. If you want Royal names for girls or boys, we have quite a …

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Native American Surnames and Their History

Native American Surnames

Native American Surnames – Native American Last Names and Their History   What are some of the most common Native American surnames you ask? Interestingly enough, Native Americans do not have surnames as we know them. It is more common for them to hold two names, both of which they …

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Austrian Surnames – Popular Last Names

Austrian Surnames

The Most Popular Austrian Surnames   The most popular¬† or common Austrian surnames are very similar to those of Germany, and the vast majority are equally popular in Germany. Family names that describe a profession or a place of residence are particularly common in Austria. Job titles would be, for …

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Icelandic Last Names and Their Curious Background

Icelandic Last Names

Icelandic Last Names – Why aren’t there many Icelandic Surnames?   If you didn’t already know, Icelandic last names and the laws around them, are weird. The Icelandic naming law passed in 1925, completely forbids the use of surnames in there entirety. The only way you are allowed to keep …

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Nordic Last Names – Scandinavian Nordic Difference

Nordic Last Names – What is the difference between Scandinavian and Nordic Countries?   Now, this can be all very confusing. When do you use Scandinavia and when do you use Nordic? What’s the difference between them? Are Scandinavian last names also Nordic surnames? Well, in simple terms, the Nordic …

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Australian Last Names – A Varied Mix

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Australian Last Names and Their Origins   Australian last names are made up of a large mix of names from different countries and languages. Due to colonization by the British, the majority of Australian surnames are of British origin. It has an interesting history which is evidenced by the fact …

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Most Common Czech Last Names and Meanings

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Common Czech Last Names and Their Meanings   Czech last names vary and are well into their tens of thousands. However, there are just a select few that reign as the most popular and common Czech last names. Czech surnames differ from some other countries in that they have two …

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Samoan Last Names and Meanings

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Samoan Polynesian Last Names   Polynesia refers to the Islands within the Polynesian Triangle. This includes both Hawaii and Samoa. Therefore, Samoan last names are closely linked to Hawaiian last names. As such, this article contains both Samoan and Hawaiian last names as they are part of a close cluster …

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Finnish Last Names – Origin and Meanings

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Finnish Last Names – What does -nen mean?   Finnish last names, along with Swedish and Norwegian last names, are all part of the Scandinavian name group. Like most countries around the world, they are made up of patronymic and geographic last names. This is where the very common -nen …

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Nigerian Last Names – Popular Surnames

Nigerian Last Names

Nigerian Last Names – Popular Surnames and Their Meanings   Nigeria, a beautiful, diverse, African country home to the Niger River, and a rich history of culture and tradition. Similarly, Nigerian last names have a wonderful history and an interesting way of being given. Most Nigerian surnames are in relation …

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