Top 10 surnames factsSurnames quiz
In which country are the following surnames very common: "unbeatable", "rock", "iron", "falcon", "steel" and "thunderbolt"?
Turkey. These warrior-like surnames are at positions 2-7. The most common surname in Turkey is Öztürk, meaning "pure Turk".
Where was Leonardo da Vinci born?
In Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452, in a farmhouse about 3 kilometers from the town of Vinci, near Florence. His full name was "Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci", which means "Leonardo, son of Piero, of Vinci".
In which European country does the most common surname come from the word for "priest"?
In Romania. Such an occupational surname could have been passed to following generations only in areas dominated by the Orthodox church, where priests are allowed to marry and have children. Popescu is the most common surname in Romania.
Which surname is very common among Thais?
None. There are no common Thai surnames. Surnames were largely introduced to Thai culture only by the 1913 Surname Act. Under Thai law, only one family can use any given surname: any two people of the same surname must be related, and it is very rare for two people to share the same full name.
In which country, all of the ten most common surnames are occupational (like Smith)?
Germany. Top 10 surnames in Germany are: Müller (miller), Schmidt (blacksmith), Schneider (tailor), Fischer (fisher), Meyer (farmer), Weber (weaver), Schulz (constable), Wagner (wainwright), Becker (baker) and Hoffmann (man of the court).
What is the most common surname in Vietnam?
Nguyen. Approximately forty percent of Vietnamese people have this surname. Many events in Vietnamese history contributed to the name's prominence. The Nguyễn Dynasty awarded many people the surname Nguyễn during their rule, and many criminals also changed their surname to Nguyễn to avoid prosecution.
What does the common Arabic name (or surname) 'Abdullah' literally mean?
"servant of God". Abdullah or Abdallah is built from the Arabic words Abd (servant) and Allah. Since both Torah and Christian Bible use word 'Allah' for God in their Arabic translations, the name Abdullah is also common among Jews and Christians living in the Arab countries.
What is Barack Obama's Middle name?
Hussein. Barack Hussein Obama II is named after his father, Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. Hussein is a commonly given Arabic name which is the diminutive of Hassan, meaning "good", "handsome" or "beautiful". Hussein is also a surname of the royal family in Jordan.
What was the birth name of Bob Dylan?
Robert Allen Zimmerman. Bob Dylan was born as Robert Allen Zimmerman in 1941 in a Jewish family in Duluth, Minnesota. He adopted the stage name "Bob Dylan" influenced by poems by Dylan Thomas. In August 1962 he legally changed his name to Robert Dylan.