Did I descend from royalty? Eh! Probably not!
My dad never made a big deal about his last name. In fact, when he came to America, he even changed the spelling of his last name. When I got older, found out that my maiden name was very common in his native land. Turns out that one of prime ministers in The Bahamas has the same last name. Even so, doubt that the minister would acknowledge any kinship with me. If I really want to know, Louis Gates Jr. could no doubt help me trace my genealogy and genetic history.
Have you ever watched his TV show Finding Your Roots? It’s a very popular show on public television and actually kind of neat!
My husband on the other hand always makes a big deal about his last name. His boasts include being a probable descendant from members of the British parliament to being probably related to that person in America in the entertainment business who owns everything including a news company! Yeah! Right!
My kids and I like our last name because it’s easy to spell. Just three letters. How can you go wrong signing your name? In fact, sometimes when people say “Initial here”, I just write out my last name! So simple.
Don’t want to keep babbling. Just wanted to share this interesting blog post found at a site that helps one trace their ancestry.
“Do You Have Royal Blood? Your Last Name May Tell You.” Ancestry. Ancestry.com LLC, n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2016. A resource for online family history & genealogy.
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