Last Names

Ukrainian Last Names and Meanings

Ukrainian Last Names

Ukrainian Last Names and How They Came About   Ukrainians didn’t always have last names, but by the 18th Century almost all families got one. This was due to Ukraine coming under the Austrian Empire, and as such, were required for official and taxation purposes to keep a surname. Initially, …

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Common Brazilian Last Names That Will Wow You

Brazilian Last Names

Brazilian Last Names That Will Wow You   Brazil is a country rich with culture, traditions and history. From this history, comes the origin of some of the most popular last names. Of all Brazilian last names, Silva ranks top as the most common surname in Brazil. Why is this? …

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Romanian Last Names With Meanings

Romanian Last Names

The Most Popular Romanian Last Names   Romanian last names are traditionally patronymic, meaning they are taken after the fathers name. As such, they commonly use suffixes that denote the origin of the name. Patronymic surnames will end in -escu, meaning “son of.” Other Romanian suffixes include; -ăscu, -eanu, -anu, …

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Thai Last Names – Why They’re So Weird

Thai Last Names

Why are Thai Last Names So Strange and Long?   Not only are they weird, but they are also ridiculously long. Why is this? Why are Thai last names so intricate and varied? And why on earth are they so hard to pronounce? If you’re curious to know just WHY, …

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Egyptian Last Names and Their Origin

Egyptian Last Names

Egyptian Last Names    Egyptian last names are of Arabic origin and are also classified as Muslim last names, as they are mainly used in Egypt. Most Egyptian surnames have a religious connotation. The most popular Egyptian last name is Mohammed, which was the name of the Muslim Prophet Muhammed …

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Common Danish Last Names You Will Love

Danish Last Names

40+ Danish Last Names You Will Love   If you’ve come across any Danish last names before, you might have noticed a pattern. The majority of Danish surnames are patronymics, meaning they are adopted from the fathers name. Therefore, you will notice that almost 90% of the most popular Danish …

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Pakistani Last Names – 65+Popular Pakistani Surnames

Pakistani Last Names

Pakistani Last Names – Popular Pakistani Surnames   The majority of Pakistani last names are of Muslim or Islamic origin. They usually have a religious connotation and are quite popular surnames even outside of Pakistan. The most popular last name in Pakistan is Khan, and is ranked at 16th for …

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Vietnamese Last Names – What do they mean?

Vietnamese Last Names

Vietnamese Last Names – Why is Nguyen So Popular?   Like many other Asian countries, Vietnamese last names usually come before the given and middle names. However, the individual is addressed by their given name, which comes last in the Vietnamese name order. The Vietnamese family name is usually passed …

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Turkish Last Names That You Will Love

Turkish Last Names

Turkish Last Names – Most Popular Surnames in Turkey   Turkish citizens did not always have an official Turkish last names as we know them today. Before the introduction of the Turkish Surname Law, the Turkish people had names taken after their fathers with the suffix “oglu” added to the …

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Roman Last Names – Male & Female Surnames

Roman Last Names

Roman Last Names – Origin and Meanings   Roman last names, also known as a Congnomen, were one of 3 parts of a Roman individuals name. More often than not, these last names (Congnomen) were descriptive, referring to a character trait or physical descriptor of a person. Like a lot …

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