Ethnic Origin of Surnames?

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There are sites that can tell you what the ethnic origin of your surname may be. You simply input your last name and it will tell you the ethnic origination of your last name and the meanings behind it. The name could be an English surname, Irish surname, Jewish surname, Polish surname, German surname, Canadian surname, French surname, Italian surname, Australian surname or another. The name may be spelled differently that when it originally came into being.
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It appears the surname Gierlak is common in Scotland and the UK.
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In a search for the meaning in the lives, a lot of people want to find the origins of their names. There are many books and websites available for your perusal. The websites are free
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I've never come across this name as a surname. But I have found it as a female given name among Scottish highlanders. I'm not an expert on the region nor the language by any means
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