Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

What Does Your Surname Mean?

hero1.jpg
hero2.jpg
hero3.jpg

We all have a surname - and you've probably had the same one for all your life - but have you ever stopped to think about what it means? Or considered whether you have a name-brother in a foreign land?

This excellent infographic, created by My Family Silver, takes 45 common surnames and examines their meaning and origin, as well as revealing their equivalent in German, French, Italian and Spanish.

It's a good job they left off Iceland, as we're pretty sure we know the origin of Jónsson.

Take a look and below and see if you're featured; even if you're not, there's some fascinating facts in there.

(Image: My Family Silver)

Related

sleephero3.jpg

The Sleep Personality Infographic

hero1.jpg

Mesmerising Mathematical Gifs

rock.jpg

Man Cheats Flying Rock Death By Inches

slide1.jpg

A Ride On The World's Tallest Waterslide

impression1.jpg

29 impressions in one incredible song

snakeden4.jpg

Amazing Snake Den Video

Comments