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10 Surnames quizzes and 120 Surnames trivia questions.
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  Fun with Surnames best quiz - 20 questions - 7 mins
We all have one, but how much do we know about the surnames that we hear in our everyday life?
Difficult, 20 Qns, azazella, Jul 23 21
Difficult
azazella
Jul 23 21
7631 plays
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  Occupations and Surnames - 10 questions - 4 mins
Many surnames in the British Isles have derived from the occupations of our ancestors. Tell me which surname links with which occupation.
Tough, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Dec 01 12
Tough
bracklaman
4215 plays
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  Take this Origin of Surnames Quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Surnames refer to where an ancestor lived, what he was like, what job he did or who his dad or mum were. Many of those everyday surnames haven surprising origins.See if you can decipher any.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Aug 05 22
Tough
flem-ish
Aug 05 22
4991 plays
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  German Jewish Surnames - Their Meanings great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Some of these names may sound familiar, some may be unusual, but they all have a story to tell.
Tough, 10 Qns, severnriver, Jun 09 12
Tough
severnriver
1385 plays
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Many surnames are derived from occupations. The following ten common English surnames may all stem from an ancestor's job. How many do you know?
Difficult, 10 Qns, Belleiscute, Dec 22 12
Difficult
Belleiscute
734 plays
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  Occupational Surnames - 10 questions - 5 mins
There are many surnames that derive from the names of old professions. Smith and Baker are obvious examples. I will give you the surname and you decide what occupation that surname indicates.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ArtieChoke, Feb 13 10
Difficult
ArtieChoke
3089 plays
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  Meanings of Family Names 1 - 10 questions - 4 mins
We hear about the meanings of given names, but not much about our family names. This quiz is to make us aware of our family heritage.
Tough, 10 Qns, finlady, Feb 26 09
Tough
finlady
5079 plays
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  British Surnames - 1 - 10 questions - 6 mins
Some questions which focus on some common British surnames and their likely origins. How many can you identify?
Difficult, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Sep 10 05
Difficult
bracklaman
1189 plays
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  Origin of Surnames Quiz for Experts - 10 questions - 7 mins
There are four categories here: names derived from other names, like Jackson; from locality, like Hill; 'nicknames', like Cruickshank which means bowlegged and occupational names such as Smith, Baker, etc. See if you find your way in it.
Difficult, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Nov 01 13
Difficult
flem-ish
1716 plays
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  Meanings of Family Names 2 - 20 questions - 6 mins
On request, I am doing another quiz. Have fun.
Difficult, 20 Qns, finlady, Apr 19 21
Difficult
finlady
Apr 19 21
1245 plays
trivia question Quick Question
The surname Pitman derived from what occupation?

From Quiz "Occupations and Surnames"




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