An etymology / genealogy question: Americans sometimes have European country names as last names, presumably due to origin. But I only see SOME European countries as surnames, not others. I hear countries ending in "-land" as last names: Kathy Ireland (model,actress), Chris Poland (guitarist for Megadeth), Lynndie England (Abu Ghraib scandal), Kathy & Samantha Netherland (Bardstown murder victims). But I don't see European countries NOT ending in "-land" (e.g. Germany, Italy, Sweden, Greece) used as last names, even though immigrants from those countries are numerous. Also, I've never heard of an American called "Finland" (even though this country ends in "-land"), but it could be because Finnish immigrants are much less numerous than the others. Is there an unspoken historical pattern that turns European countries into last names in the US, but only if they end in "-land" (and have sufficiently large number of immigrants)?