English surnames can be divided into five classes: Baptisimal or Personal (first) names, local, official, and occupative surnames. Nicknames represent the last class. Practically there are only four classes, for it is often hard ti distinguish between occupation and offic...
Shortest last names
The 2000 USA census contains no surnames with ONE character.
The shortest last names there have at least two characters in them. We found 175 of those. It does not mean that a one
character name does not exist. The census data only contain surnames that occurred at lea...
Shortest baby names
We analyzed the first names reported in the United States starting from the year 1880.
There were no one character names. We did find 10 two character names.
Please, send us any information you may have about addition two character first names and especially