When did surnames originate?

Answer An exact date of origin of surnames is unknown. Historians mutually agree that surnames originated from the need to distinguish between villagers bearing the same first name. Originally, surnames w... Read More »

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When did people start using surnames?

Surnames came about in Western countries about 1,000 years ago. These second names most commonly were locational in origin, indicating where a person came from. Surnames might also indicate kinship... Read More »

When did the 501(c)(3) originate?

The Tariff Act of 1913 is the direct predecessor of Title 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3) (exemption from tax on corporations, certain trusts, etc.; list of exempt organizations). The Revenue Acts of 1918,... Read More »

When did the UPC originate?

While the concept of a Universal Bar Code (UPC) originated at the Harvard School of Business Administration in 1932, it was not until 16 years later that Drexel Institute of Technology graduate stu... Read More »

When did the Red Hat Society originate?

The Red Hat Society was founded by Sue Ellen Cooper with a tea party on April 25, 1998. The organization considers itself the largest international social organization for women and encourages "fun... Read More »