10 most difficult surnames riddles A list of ten (out of 16) surnames related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Surnames quiz What nationality was Martin Van Buren?American. Martin Van Buren was the eighth president of the United States. 'Van' suggests Dutch origin of his surname, but the capitalized form indicates anglicised version - like Eddie Van Halen (as opposite to Dutch lower-case Vincent van Gogh).very hard 30% DutchDutch54%AmericanAmerican30%RussianRussian3%GermanGerman11%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6025 answers in 2 languages »presidents of the United States riddles » What is the meaning of the Italian word "Ferrari"?Smith. "Ferrari" is the third most common surname in Italy. The word has the same root as Italian "ferro" (iron) or Latin "ferrum" (thus, Fe for iron).very hard 30% speedyspeedy13%furiousfurious11%racehorseracehorse43%SmithSmith30%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 8136 answers in 4 languages »brands riddles » In which nation, the common surnames are: "unbeatable", "rock", "iron", "falcon", "steel" and "thunderbolt"?Among Turks. These warriors-like surnames are at the positions 2-7. The most common surneme in Turkey is Öztürk, meaning "pure Turk".very hard 36% among Norwegiansamong Norwegians31%among Turksamong Turks36%among Hungariansamong Hungarians10%among Japaneseamong Japanese22%Created by: Monica Stiller. Statistics based on 5212 answers in 4 languages »Turkey riddles » In which European country, the most common surname comes from the word "priest"?In Romania. Such occupational surname could have been passed to next generations only in areas dominated by the Orthodox church, where priests are allowed to marry and have children. Popescu is the most common surname in Romania.very hard 38% in Portugalin Portugal39%in Polandin Poland11%in Icelandin Iceland10%in Romaniain Romania38%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10452 answers in 2 languages »Romania riddles » Who was the first man to leave the spacecraft in space?Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov was a Soviet astronaut, general major pilot and two-time Hero of the Soviet Union. On 18 March 1965, he became the first human to conduct extra-vehicular activity, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk.hard 44% Neil Alden ArmstrongNeil Alden Armstrong19%Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.7%Alexey Arkhipovich LeonovAlexey Arkhipovich Leonov44%Yuri Alekseyevich GagarinYuri Alekseyevich Gagarin27%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 5075 answers in 2 languages »Soviet Union riddles » What is the most common surname in Vietnam?Nguyen. Approximately forty percent of Vietnamese people have this surname. Many events in Vietnamese history contributed to the name's prominence. The Nguyễn Dynasty awarded many people the surname Nguyễn during their rule, and many criminals also changed their surname to Nguyễn to avoid prosecution.hard 49% NguyenNguyen49%TranTran5%LeLe26%PhamPham18%Created by: Sophie Letherman. Statistics based on 6483 answers in 2 languages »Vietnam riddles » Where was Leonardo da Vinci born?In Vinci. Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452, in a farmhouse about 3 kilometers from the town of Vinci, near Florence. His full name was "Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci", which means "Leonardo, son of Piero, of Vinci". hard 49% in Florencein Florence38%in Veronain Verona8%in Orleansin Orleans2%in Vinciin Vinci49%Created by: Park Youn-joo. Statistics based on 11189 answers in 4 languages »hard simple questions riddles » What nationality was Ludwig van Beethoven?German. Beethoven was born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire. He moved to Vienna in his early 20s. His grandfather was of Flemish origin, thus "van" in his family name (not German "von").hard 52% AustrianAustrian36%GermanGerman52%SwissSwiss4%DutchDutch6%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11839 answers in 2 languages »classical music riddles » In which Asian country the five most common surnames are de la Cruz, Santos, Reyes, Bautista and del Rosario?Philippines. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. From 1565 to 1821, the Philippines were governed as a territory of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Roman Catholic missionaries converted most of the lowland inhabitants to Christianity. Even though Spanish is not an official language today (Filipino and English are), Spanish names are preserved among the population.hard 52% SingaporeSingapore14%MalaysiaMalaysia14%IndonesiaIndonesia17%PhilippinesPhilippines52%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 17635 answers in 2 languages »Philippines riddles » Which of the following names indicates nobility?Herbert von Karajan. German 'von', when it is used as a part of a family name, it is usually a nobiliary particle, like the French, Galician, Spanish and Portuguese 'de'. In contrast to these, Dutch (or Flemish) 'van' simply means 'of', 'from' and is not an indication of nobility.hard 54% Vincent van GoghVincent van Gogh7%Jean-Claude Van DammeJean-Claude Van Damme6%Herbert von KarajanHerbert von Karajan54%All of the aboveAll of the above30%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 15492 answers in 2 languages »Germany riddles » Play surnames quiz and see all the questions.