via These Last Names May Reveal That You Have Royal Blood

A family’s status in society can persist for centuries. As Quartz reports, the English upper classes first adopted surnames in the 11th century.

Many of those original last names — including Baskerville, Darcy, Montgomery, Neville, Percy, and Talbot — “persisted at the very top of society for generations.” Such last names indicate you came from a wealthy family. But some surnames also reveal royal blood.

The Tab reports you may be able to find a link just by looking for last names associated with royalty in your family tree. The British aristocracy has a famously complex name system. But the family trees of prominent families are well-recorded.

via These Last Names May Reveal That You Have Royal Blood

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