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Why Are Some Surnames Colours?
4 July 2017, 15:13 | Updated: 4 July 2017, 15:50
Why do some people have names like Brown or White?
Mystery Hour Question
Why do you have surnames like Brown, White, Black but not Red, Yellow, Blue?
Qualification: Has read the book 'Mother Tongue' by Bill Bryson.
Answer: It goes back to a time when people didn’t have surnames, so they were named after their jobs or where they lived or their hair colour.