Ancestry, Family Education, Ancestor Search and The Internet Surname Database are some websites that provide the national origin of last names. The websites also provide histories and meanings of many surnames. More »

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The absolute best way to tell a nationality by last name is to research it with the aid of a genealogy expert, claims Ehow.com. There are a few sure-fire ways of telling certain nationalities' names, such as those from t... More »

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One way to find out the nationality of a last name is to determine in what country the suffix originated. Prefixes are another method of discovering a name's origin, as many of them mean "of," "from" or "the." More »

There are a number of ways to determine the ethnicity of last names, including online databases such as Ancestry, The Internet Surname Database, the Family Education Family Name History tool and MyHeritage. The most popu... More »

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People interested in finding the origin of their names can look in baby name books, or visit sites such as Behind the Name and The Baby Name Wizard to search for their name. These sites allow users to learn more about th... More »

Behind the Name and Ancestry are two resources that provide the meaning and origin of a name. Behind the Name provides additional information regarding names, such as popularity, pronunciation in various languages and fa... More »

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It is possible to determine the origin of a surname by using the free search tool at the Ancestry website. This tool returns a number of details, including the meaning, history and origin of a surname, the average life e... More »

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