Why do women give up their maiden names – blushing brides who assume their husbands’ names on the wedding day?
Did you ever think that every first or last name must originally have meant something? It originally meant something, and was intended to be applicable to the person who first bore it.
This look into the origins of many common last names offers a peek into the past, and might even be some help in tracking down
So you’re a Johnson: About this surname It’s a mighty clan, outnumbered only by the Smiths. Meet some members worth claiming as kinfolk and a
“Pretty” a variation of the name “Pratt” by Elanor Lexington Pratt is a name derived from the Latin pratum — a meadow. Platt has the
The history of the last name Jones In Wales, Jones is the most common of surnames, and throughout Great Britain and the United States more
The surname Price Price is a name of Welsh origin, one of the interesting names formed from the Welsh “ap” meaning “son of,” used before
The surname Carr The Carr family, members of which can boast that one of them came over in the Mayflower, and that five other members
The surnames Hinton & Hunton The theory is that the Hintons and Huntons were all originally of the same stock. Presumably Hunton was the older