In Africa, most surnames are connected to geographic origin, occupation, lineage or personal characteristics. One surname-type unique to the continent is the praise-name, which expresses character traits or other admirable attributes. Ilunga, for example, is of Bantu origin. It roughly translates to “a person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time.” It is the most common surname in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
An interesting web site showing the most common surnames in every country in the world The Most Common Last Name in Every Country - NetCredit:
Sunday, November 24, 2019
GeneaPress: PRESS RELEASE – GEDCOM 5.5.5 IS A BETTER GEDCOM:
GEDCOM version 5.5.5 is the first new version of GEDCOM in twenty years. GEDCOM 5.5.1 was introduced on 2 October 1999. Today, exactly twenty years later, GEDCOM 5.5.5 is available from gedcom.org; the GEDCOM site is back.