Fun Fact: Surnames in Iceland

Fun facts about Iceland

In Iceland, there are usually no traditional family names like the American equivalents such as “Smith” or “Miller”. Instead a person’s last name is usually determined by a person’s father and sometimes the mother. For example famous Icelandic singer Björk is the daughter of a man named Guðmundur, so her last name is Guðmundsdóttir meaning “Guðmundur’s daughter”. If the same rule applied to English, my name would be Adam Robertson as my father’s name was Robert.

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Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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