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Spanish Surnames

In Spain children typically are given their first name followed by two surnames.

The first surname represents their father’s surname and the second represents their mother’s surname. 37 more words

Tracing Your European Ancestors

Surnames with: Twins, Triplets, Quads + More + Babies Lastname!!

Things have been trout slapped or general things like names on maps or even identification have been slapped since before the dawn of time in the milkyway, we find as twins, triplets and quads or more have there surname slapped at least in this area of space when they are born or formed. 60 more words

Open Typalatic

Webinar Tonight: What's In a Name? Every Surname Tells a Story

Surnames tell a fascinating story about our ancestors’ past. From origin to meaning, migration to frequency, come learn how to find and include that story in your own family history.

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What's in a name?

Looking through any lower-league football team’s roster or a school register, you will notice a lot of double-barrelled names. The double-barrelled name has exploded in the last twenty years amongst we proles. 201 more words

Everything Else

Names, names, names and naming

One of the trickiest things about being a parent is giving a name to your child; what a responsibility! Balancing names you like and love, or have an attachment to maybe for family reasons, and names which suit the surname the child will have, which aren’t ridiculous (however much you like them) which are easy to spell and pronounce and haven’t got hilarious associations, and which the other parent of the child accepts. 489 more words


Seeking Caleb Church researchers

I am hoping to be in contact with anyone with ancestral ties to the CHURCH families who were in Dutchess and Ulster counties in New York in the 1750-1855 period. 669 more words


What's in a name? Musings on marriage, surnames & feminism.

I don’t want to alarm anybody but I am a feminist. I know, I’ve lulled you all into a false sense of security because I hadn’t mentioned bra burning or Germaine Greer in any of my other blog posts, but it’s true. 1,368 more words