Have you ever thought about what your last name (surname) means or where it came from? I recently learned about this interesting website called surnamedb.com where there is a database of surname information.
The first thing I did was look up my last name of Nelson and find out some history and statistics relating to that name.
Then I also looked up Nielson because my husband's ancestor that came to America from Denmark actually had the last name of Nielson and it was changed after he came to this country.
I also looked up my maiden surname, as well as my mother's and my mother-in-law's maiden names. I will also go a little further back through my family tree to find some others to look up. It's simple information, but it makes a great addition to a family scrapbook and is also a nice addition to genealogy records.
Hope you check it out!