Hands up, John Smith

  • 2007-11-10
Surnamesfor most instances derive either from patronyms, occupations,locations, places of residence or from nature.Smithsof the world where are you in the Baltics? Of interest is the factthat the most popular Western surname Smith or variations of it, donot feature to any great extent in the Baltics. Let’slook at Smiths from around the world. In Australia it is the numberone surname followed by Jones (derived from John). Southern Slavsmost frequent name is Kovacs [blacksmith], while in Russia ,Kuznetsov[of a Smith] is the most recurrent followed by believe it or not...
 
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