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Surname Origins of U.S. Presidents

Can you match the last names of the Presidents to the places of origin?
Information taken from forebears.io and Wikipedia
Quiz by FlabberBapper
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Last updated: October 29, 2021
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First submittedOctober 28, 2021
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Surname
Origin
Adams
England
Arthur
Wales
Biden
England
Buchanan
Scotland
Bush
England
Carter
England
Cleveland
England
Clinton
England
Coolidge
England
Eisenhower
Germany
Surname
Origin
Fillmore
England
Ford
England
Garfield
England
Grant
Scotland
Harding
England
Harrison
England
Hayes
Scotland
Hoover
Germany
Jackson
England
Jefferson
England
Surname
Origin
Johnson
England
Kennedy
Ireland
Lincoln
England
Madison
England
McKinley
Ireland
Monroe
Scotland
Nixon
England
Obama
Kenya
Pierce
England
Polk
Scotland
Surname
Origin
Reagan
Ireland
Roosevelt
Netherlands
Taft
England
Taylor
France
Truman
England
Trump
Germany
Tyler
England
Van Buren
Netherlands
Washington
England
Wilson
England
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Level 71
Oct 29, 2021
Not a particularly exciting list. It really shows how much our government has been dominated by people of British descent over the past 2 centuries. Kudos to Obama for having the only non-European name.

(Not a bad quiz for the record, just not that exciting.)

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Level 71
Oct 29, 2021
Yeah I getchu, it's also not to say this quiz is about the ancestry of the presidents either, just the places of origin of their last names.
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Level 59
Oct 29, 2021
obama really sticks out lol