What Does Your Last Name Mean?
An Internet Hotlist on Last Names

created by Mrs, Cinco in partnership with Mrs. Dallanegra
Sagamore Middle School

Introduction | Meanings | Notable American Immigrants | Flags

Names are symbols. Most words are symbols but what names symbolize is unique.

Hundreds of other people may have the same last name, but none of them is just like you! Who else could have your past, your hopes, your fears, your sorrows, your joys?

The name you carry means something special, something particular, something that is you. Your name also represents all other members of your family. It makes you aware of yourself as somebody different from everyone else and at the same time as belonging to a group---your family.

At some point in their lives, most people want to learn more about their families.

As you study immigration and look at the immigrants who crossed shores to land on Ellis Island, think about your heritage (your family name(s)). What does your family name mean? Interview older family members. Has your family name changed?

Enjoy your research. This is the study of 'genealogy.'

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 created by Filamentality Content by Mrs, Cinco in partnership with Mrs. Dallanegra, dcinco@sachem.edu
Last revised Thu Jun 26 7:04:17 US/Pacific 2014