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Type Your Last Name in the Box on This Site and Learn the History Behind It

THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE AREA IN SCOTLAND WHERE MY FAMILY ORIGINATED NEARLY A THOUSAND YEARS AGO.

Click on this link to forebears.io. 86 more words

What's in a Name?

Inevitably, the second you announce the gender of your unborn child, people will begin to ask what you are going to name said child.  I will say that while I could not keep the gender a secret, we are going to hold out on sharing the name of our baby girl until the day she arrives. 570 more words

My Family

Chinese surnames and common office titles

If your answer was 0 Chinese at work, I’d recommend you at least learn the major surnames. You don’t want to aggravate any inadvertent “all look the same” with “all your names are gobbledegook.” People’s names matter, plus when speaking to a non-English speaker you want to be able to call for the right colleague. 228 more words

Work

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday - Looking at Photos

I love this picture of four pretty ladies relaxing on the lawn, looking at photographs, eating bananas. Most likely it was in 1933, after Genevieve “Jean” Pucilowski married Stephen Mirota on August 26th.  112 more words

Family Names

Kids Say: My papa is my papa.

The other day, we were talking about extended relatives.  Landon has two grandmas but he wasn’t counting them as grandmas because he doesn’t call them “grandma”. 107 more words

Landon

naming the twins

What’s in a name?

The husband and I (although we rarely agree on much) agree on naming our children; no ‘funny, ridiculous’ names, no names that can be shortened to something horrible (kids can be nasty) and a name must be strong, something for our children to look up to. 300 more words

Life And Something Like It