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Outlandish Surnames

I have found a few different and noticeable surnames that I like, maybe you will too??

Archer and Ash

Bamber, Beck, Blenkinsop and Blue

Dearborn… 32 more words


'Tis a modern world

On the walk to or from daycare my daughter and I often have conversations. I really had to laugh the other day. We have taught our daughter our first names in the case of an emergency, and she knows her surname. 106 more words

Working Mum

Some thoughts on name-changing after immigration

(Note: I’ll be further discussing some of these issues on my main blog in upcoming posts, “A Primer on Anglicizing Names” and “A Primer on De-Judaizing Names.” I also previously discussed the issue of… 801 more words

Slavic Names

My course Introduction to One-Name Studies starts 22 August 2017

The next Introduction to One-Name Studies course at Pharos Teaching and Tutoring Ltd starts on 22nd August. The course is taught online and welcomes students across the globe. 98 more words


Apollonia Becker Bruce, Courageous Immigrant Mother

Amazing! A genealogist born near Trier, Germany,  recently wrote to say he thought we share common ancestors Ignatius Becker and Magdalena Platt who raised seven or eight children near Zemmer, in the Trier-Saarburg district, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. 740 more words


E is for... A Genealogy Study

Now that we have, hopefully, all the errors out of the way, let’s move on to the last names starting with ‘E’. As usual, you can head back to the past posts for more names and more explanation. 478 more words


Sisters in Islam lauds landmark appellate court judgment on children born out of wedlock

Sisters in Islam (SIS) has welcomed the landmark decision by the Court of Appeal which ruled that a child born out of wedlock can take up his or her father’s name. 238 more words