Last Names (Surnames)

It's trendy to use last names (surnames) as given names, particularly for boys. Most English surnames are either habitational, patronymic, or occupational. Habitational surnames indicate where a family lived or came from, such as Weston (the town in the west). Patronymic surnames indicated who your father was, such as Wilson or O'Brien. Occupational surnames indicated what career the head of the family conducted. Occupational surnames include Baker, Mason, Page, and Clark.

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