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What Does Your Last Name Mean?

What Does Your Last Name Mean?

If you’ve ever wondered what your last name means or where it originated then you’re in luck! Mental Floss have created the video above revealing the meanings of 62 surnames!

According to their video,

Lopez means wolf which is pretty good;

Garcia means bear;

Li means plum;

Thomas means twin…and the list goes on.

The majority of the names however are a little less creative, with many names simply meaning ‘son of’, for example Johnson, Jackson, Evans, Martinez and Rodriguez.

Even more prominent are last names that denote what your ancestors did for a living, including Baker, Smith, Schmidt and Walker.

Is your name included? If not, share the meaning of your surname in the comments below!

62 Last Name Meanings | Mental Floss

Featured photo credit: 62 Last Name Meanings | Mental Floss via youtube.com

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Published on May 28, 2021

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Perhaps one of the hardest things a 4-year-old kid can learn is to tie his shoes. On the contrary, for adults like us, it’s the simplest and probably the most boring activity we can think of. I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t want to register for a seminar on how to lace shoes, right!

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3. Ladder

4. Display

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