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What Does Your Surname Mean?

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)