Smith, Jones and Cameron: What your surname says about you

Smith, Jones and Cameron: What your surname says about you
 

"What's in a name?" asked Shakespeare's Juliet of Romeo. Their fated relationship suggests quite a lot. But do any of us know what our surnames mean or how they can influence our lives?Surna,es
A new study has revealed the origins of 45,000 surnames, shedding light on our ancestors' jobs, what they looked like and where they lived.
Researchers at the University of the West of England spent more than six years trawling through our family names, from the run-of the-mill Joneses and Smiths to the rarer Twelvetrees and Farahs.
The full list will be published in the Oxford Dictionary... read more

 
17 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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