There Are 7 Types of English Surnames — Which One Is Yours?

There Are 7 Types of English Surnames — Which One Is Yours?

There Are 7 Types of English Surnames — Which One Is Yours? [Photo credit: Shutterstock] Many of us have surnames passed down to us from ancestors in England. Last names weren’t widely used until after the Norman conquest in 1066, but as the country’s population grew, people found it necessary to be more specific when they were talking about somebody else. Thus arose descriptions like Thomas the Baker, Norman son of Richard, Henry the Whitehead, Elizabeth…

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