Have you ever wondered what your surname means? Or what the french, spanish, italian or german equivalent of your surname is?

If your surname is popular in Europe than chances are the origin of your name is here in this infographic from My Family Silver. For example, Smith – definitely the surname I come across most often in life, even my half sister has Smith in her name – was created as an occupational name! This surname was often given to people who worked with metal (i.e. a blackSMITH). Brown also has a seriously simple creation story, as it was given to people who had brown hair or eyes!

Is your name up there? What does it mean?

What Does Your Surname Mean? | My Family Silver

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