The History Behind Common Western Last Names
by Matthew Gilligan
Where do common Western last names come from? The video tackles that interesting subject and explains how certain last names (also called surnames) come from what people did for a living, such as Fisher, Smith, or Barbour
Other family names like Johnson, Erikson, and Stevenson come from father’s names. Then there are surnames that originated from places, like Hill, Rivers, or Brooks.
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