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Is Aniston a real British surname or did Jennifer Aniston's father just make it up?

IDNK

What sort of question is that?

made up

All that I remember; it's that I've read once -in a magazine- (like ten years ago or so) that she is actually of Greek origin and "anglicized" her name so that it sounds more ... anglo-american.

Where else would it be from?

A real GREEK surname.

Alrighty

Names, including surnames and family names, have LANGUAGE origins and they will tell you very little, if anything, about a person's family history or genealogy. The only way to know is to do the research or pay someone to do it for you, which can get very expensive very quickly. (Professional genealogists charge on average US$20-$23+ an hour.) Start with yourself and work your way backwards, one generation at a time. Gather up your records, such as a birth certificate, marriage certificate (if applicable), newspaper articles and clippings regarding some of your accomplishments, journal entries, etc. Do the same for your parents, grandparents, etc

real

Yes, it's real. There are loads of people in the UK called Aniston.
Why would you think it was made up?