Digging into your family history?
Your surname contains a wealth of information about your family line and an important starting point on your ancestral journey.
A new study headed by Alexandra Sanmark of the Centre of Nordic Studies and the History Channel reveals a list of 22 surnames names that are highly likely to contain Viking blood. And some might surprise you!
There are the obvious ones like any name ending in -sen or -son (this was an early naming convention meaning 'son of'. But also on the list are many Scottish names such as 'McIvor', and 'McAvoy'. Check it out:
- Names ending in 'sen' or 'son'
- Good (e.g. Goodman)
To learn more about how these names made the top 22 and to learn some Viking history give this article over on Country Living a read.
Is your last name on the list? Are you surprised? Comment below!