In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Many people who have Hispanic surnames are not Hispanic.
- Initially, a child is almost always given his father's surname.
- I knew he was proud to say it because it was his mother's surname.
- By my rough count, 64 of the 525 possessed Hispanic surnames.
- At least half of them share the same surname.
- Generally, though, I have no problem with children having the father's surname.
- Yet except for ethnic companies, dancers with Hispanic surnames are still rare in U.S. ensembles.
- The most common surname, not surprisingly, is Smith, with 165,000 listed.
- They were only known by their surnames and their husbands' surnames.
- She's the daughter of a rich white businessman with a hyphenated surname.
- People usually use both their father's and their mother's surnames, in that order.
- Wu then adopted the child, who had her surname changed to Wu and currently lives with her biological mother.
- Consider that President James Folk's surname was pronounced with two syllables for another example of the problem.
- Most people referred to him as such because they were unable to pronounce his surname.
- His first cousin is the town clerk, and his surname appears on the local Civil War monument.
- For instance, quite different Irish surnames seem to have dominated Philadelphia.
- He never uses his real surname and does not intend to do so.
- He had refused to stick with his father's surname when his parents got divorced.
- About 1,000 years ago, surnames began to evolve as a hereditary means of identifying people.
- Most villages employed a smith and it became the most common surname in England.
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