Popular Last Names And Their Meanings

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In which century did the name Johnson originate?

    • A.

      12th

    • B.

      19th

    • C.

      17th

    • D.

      18th

    Correct Answer
    C. 17th
    Explanation
    The name Johnson originated in the 17th century.

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  • 2. 

    What is the meaning Jones? 

    • A.

      Son of John

    • B.

      Son of Johnson

    • C.

      Son of God

    • D.

      Son of Jesus

    Correct Answer
    A. Son of John
    Explanation
    The name "Jones" is derived from the given name "John." Therefore, the meaning of "Jones" is "Son of John."

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  • 3. 

    What is the meaning of Smith? 

    • A.

      Arrowsmith

    • B.

      Bladesmith

    • C.

      Blacksmith

    • D.

      Coppersmith

    Correct Answer
    A. Arrowsmith
  • 4. 

    What is the meaning of the name BROWN? 

    • A.

      Brown-skinned father

    • B.

      Brown-skinned mother

    • C.

      Brown-skinned

    • D.

      Brown eyeballs

    Correct Answer
    C. Brown-skinned
    Explanation
    The name "Brown" typically refers to someone with brown skin. This can be interpreted as either a physical description of the person's complexion or as a reference to their ethnicity or race.

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  • 5. 

    What is the meaning of the name THOMAS? 

    • A.

      Tomato

    • B.

      Twin

    • C.

      Tomatoes

    • D.

      Twins

    Correct Answer
    B. Twin
    Explanation
    The name THOMAS means "Twin". This is because the name Thomas is derived from the Aramaic word "toma", which means "twin". The name has biblical origins, as one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ was named Thomas. Therefore, the correct answer is "Twin".

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  • 6. 

    Martin was derived from which language? 

    • A.

      English

    • B.

      Latin

    • C.

      Hindi

    • D.

      Spanish

    Correct Answer
    B. Latin
    Explanation
    Martin is derived from the Latin language. Many names, including Martin, have their origins in Latin. Latin has influenced various languages, including English, and has contributed to the formation of names across different cultures. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that Martin is derived from Latin.

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  • 7. 

    What is the meaning of LEWIS? 

    • A.

      Obscure in war

    • B.

      Inferior on war

    • C.

      Famous in war

    • D.

      Unpopular in war

    Correct Answer
    C. Famous in war
    Explanation
    The name "LEWIS" means "Famous in war". This suggests that individuals with this name are well-known or renowned for their involvement in military conflicts or battles. It implies that they have achieved a certain level of fame or recognition due to their actions or achievements in war.

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  • 8. 

    In 2017, how many people are there bearing TAYLOR in US? 

    • A.

      45,000+

    • B.

      60,000+

    • C.

      50,000+

    • D.

      30,000+

    Correct Answer
    C. 50,000+
    Explanation
    The answer "50,000+" suggests that there are more than 50,000 people bearing the name TAYLOR in the US in 2017.

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  • 9. 

    What is the meaning of JACKSON? 

    • A.

      God is omniscience

    • B.

      God has been gracious

    • C.

      God has been great

    • D.

      God has been good

    Correct Answer
    B. God has been gracious
  • 10. 

    Walker was derived from which language? 

    • A.

      Latin

    • B.

      English

    • C.

      Spanish

    • D.

      Hindi

    Correct Answer
    B. English
    Explanation
    Walker is derived from the English language. This can be supported by the fact that "Walker" is a common English surname and also a word used to describe someone who walks. Additionally, the word "Walker" has its origins in Old English, where it was used to refer to a person who walked or a pedestrian. Therefore, it can be concluded that the correct answer is English.

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