It holds even today that Surname links the Past and the Present. Surnames are used commonly across the world as part of Full name. Even to create a simple Facebook Profile they ask us our Surname or last name. It's simply unignorable, the depth a surname gives to the entire name. Social Researchers study the Surnames as a part of their research. It is amusing that a simple surname list in the census can tell a lot about our origin, ancestral links, migration of the community, and so on. Pole to pole we see variations in naming patterns and their ways of forming surnames. Here are a few ways by which our ancestors found perfect surnames or last names. People get surnames based on the territory or geography. This is a very common practice of naming. The names are made after the special features of nature around their home. For instance, Albert Fullforest - His ancestors might have a connection with the forest or Grace Abano- here Abano means water when translated to English.