• 30+ Popular And Classic French Last Names That Scream ‘Ooh La La'

    9 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    Last names are great bridges between a family's past and present. Like the country they stem from, French last names have a certain sophistication to them. A lot of people all over the world have French surnames, but in English-speaking countries, they're usually pronounced in an Anglicized way. Fear not: if you have a French last name, we're here to help put the flaveur into your pronunciation of it.
    Say bonjour to our list of popular and classic French last names with their meanings and phonetic spellings. Voilà !
    Lavigne
    Pronunciation: La-veen-ye
    Meaning: Vine.
    Monet
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  • 30 Popular Japanese Last Names That Will Have You On The Next Flight To Tokyo

    30 Popular Japanese Last Names That Will Have You On The Next Flight To Tokyo

    9 monthes ago - By Scary Mommy

    Last names are a great way to connect with our roots. Japanese last names show a particularly strong connection to the country's breathtaking nature and clan history. In ancient Japan, clans were organized by the Kabane system, which determined each clan's political and social standing. As clans began to devolve into individual households, the Kabane system went out of use, but the origins of many modern Japanese last names can be traced to it.
    Depending on the characters used to spell them, names can have multiple meanings. Here, we've compiled a list of popular Japanese last names that...
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