People often wonder what nationality my last name is.

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  1. StephenA

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    My last name is Asquith, and people wonder what country it's from. I tell them England, and alot of them don't believe me, or are very surprised. It's crazy. I've actually got people thinking it's German, Spanish, and French.
     
  2. BrianB

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    Sounds thoroughly English to me. Reminds me of that most excellent of English actors, Robin Askwith...
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Adam Bluhm

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    Heh, it doesn't seem an ounce of German. [​IMG] My father is 100% German. [​IMG] His father fought for the Germans in WW2 and his mother is PA Dutch (Deutsch).
     
  4. Holadem

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    Certainly doesn't sound French either...

    People wonder what nationality ALL my names are. When I tell them, they proceed to wonder where the hell that is.

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    Holadem
     
  5. Richard Travale

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    I get the same thing. People seem to think my name is French(because it kind of looks like Travail which is French for work) when it is actually Italian.
     
  6. Kolya

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    About half and half for my name. My surname (Rice) proves more difficult.
     
  7. Josh Dial

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    People always wonder where MY last name is from [​IMG]
    cheers!
    Josh
     
  8. Dennis Nicholls

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    People think I'm Chinese.

    ~T
     
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    Josh Dial:
    I never wonder, but I always think of Nikki Dial when I see your name. It's a pleasant thought. [​IMG]
    /Mike
     
  11. Rain

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    How come people never believe me when I tell them my name is Rain? [​IMG]
    Oh well, I've got ID.
     
  12. StephenA

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    Dennis, I'm not sure exactly where he fits into my ancestry, but my grandmother says he's in there somewhere.
     
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    You wouldn't happen to have any relatives in the Philadelphia area, would you? A woman in my company who I have occasional contact with lives there and shares your last name.
     
  15. StephenA

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    I only know about my immediate relatives around here, because my grandfather and his family immigrated to the US in 1918 to my area. I have no idea if I have any relatives in Philidelphia area.
     
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    With a last name like "A" I thought you were Canadian....
     
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    How about "Tenniswood" - what do YOU think it is?
     
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