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The True History of Middle Names

First and last names have obvious uses, but why do we use a middle name? Historically the reason why a person has a middle name is linked with how the middle name itself was chosen. The ancient Romans are believed to be the first to use three names, but it wasn’t the same as middle names today. Roman “Middle” Names Karen […]

Most Common Scottish Surnames

Many Scottish surnames date all the way back to the Middle Ages. Medieval naming customs have shaped most of our present-day surnames, and the mingling and blending of families from all over the British Isles have spread and preserved the prominence of these names.  This is a follow-up post to our Common Surnames in Scotland […]

10 Last Names That Are Associated With Wealth

A person’s lineage can often be determined by their last names. They help people find out their ancestors’ profession, languages they knew, the number of years they lived, the education they had, and the place where they resided. This has been proven by tracing the lineages of people with rare surnames through public records, like […]

10 Most Common Last Names in New England

Have you ever wondered what the most common last names in your state are? You might be surprised to find that the answer often has a lot to do with the history of the state. The states of New England have an incredibly rich history, seeing as they were among the first states to exist in […]

Common Surnames in Scotland

Are your ancestors from Scotland?  Is MacBeth your favorite play by Shakespeare?  Have you ever wondered whether everyone wearing a kilt really has a last name starting with “Mac”?  A recent census showed that surnames in Scotland haven’t changed too much in the last century and a half.  Which names are the most common? Patterns in […]

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This site combines data and design in an artistic way to make it fun and interesting to learn about names. You can begin by using the search box to type in a first and last name. Available name combinations will be suggested below the search box - please select one of the suggestions and you will be taken to a page that displays data about that name. Some examples include John Doe and Mary Jane. As noted clearly at the top and bottom of these types of pages on the website, "THIS SITE IS PROVIDED FOR FUN AND SHOULD NOT BE INTERPRETED AS PERSONAL INFORMATION ABOUT AN INDIVIDUAL." Occasionally, however, if the community has provided or requested information about a celebrity/public figure, we may also provide "bio" pages that offer in-depth information about the individual. Some examples include John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Aretha Franklin. We hope that you enjoy using our website and find it fun and interesting!
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