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What’s in a surname? New study explores what the evolution of names reveals about China"China stands unique with a 4,000-year history of recorded surnames stretching back to the Xia Dynasty of the 21st to 16th centuries BC."(tags:culture )
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Unfortunate Surname of the Day

Odd : The Daily What (4 years ago)

Unfortunate Surname of the Day: FTA: “The new CMO’s name is Dr. Richard S. Frankenstein, pronounced Franken-STEEN — unlike the monster-building doctor in Mary Shelley’s classic story.” PROTIP: If your surname prompts a newspaper dis... Read Post

Y Chromosome And Surname Study Challenges Infidelity 'Myth'

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (6 years ago)

Our surnames and genetic information are often strongly connected, according to a new study. The research, published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, may help genealogists create more accurate family trees even when r... Read Post

DNA Could Reveal Your Surname

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (6 years ago)

Researchers have shown that men with the same British surname are highly likely to be genetically linked. The results of the research have implications in the fields of forensics, genealogy, epidemiology and the history of surnames.... Read Post

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