What Last Names Mean?

Last names are an ancient tradition that came from a need to tell which John and Mary you were talking about as communities continued to grow. To make the processes as easy as possible, the last name was directly related to an occupation or a place. So the Baker family was likely the town baker and the Hill family likely lived in the hills. So what if you last name isn’t so simple to describe? Chances are your original family name was changed in translation or changed as a nickname over many years. Look here for more information: