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Names Research

What's in a name???


A few reminders:

  • Last Name = surname
  • Middle name is usually found with first names
  • Some of you might have middle names that are family names or surnames
  • History: Look for the date when the name was first used.  Do any famous people have your name?
  • Look in a foreign language dictionary to see what your name means.
  • Is your last name from a place in the world?  Check an atlas.