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Surname Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Murnane, Turnage, Surace, Burnam, Furnace, Surface, Surdam, Burnham

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Surname Family Origin

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Surname Family Occupations

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Surname ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.


Surname Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Surname. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Surname census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Surname. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 22 military records available for the last name Surname. For the veterans among your Surname ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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