Fascinating stories behind some very popular last names

2 Allen


This name gets its roots from the British Isles. It is descended from the Celtic name, Aluinn and means handsome. There are some who believe that the name actually gets its root from a Gaelic word which means Harmony. Either of the two derivations doesn’t seem to be a bad legacy if you carry the name, isn’t it?


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3 Cooper

Is Cooper your last name? Well, you belong from the ancestral group who were responsible for keeping the sea travelers alive in difficult situations. The people were involved in the making of barrels, which was a very popular profession at the age of exploration. The sailors and the travelers were dependent to store their supply of food and water safe and fresh.


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