Emblematic (sur)names in different languages
Bored during the lockdown, I hit on an idea to compare one interesting thing in different languages. I noticed that in several languages, as well as in my native one - Polish - exists a name, used for describing an ordinary person from a respective country or for giving examples (e.g. in document samples). In English that would be Mr/Mrs Smith, in Polish - Jan Kowalski. What is curious, polish 'kowal', which is a stem for 'Kowalski' means Smith. I started to wonder how it can be in other languages... It can show somehow what was important in various countries when surnames started to appear. If I gather enough data, I will put it nicely on a map.
If anyone would like to help out, please write in a comment what is this name or surname in language you can speak, and, if relevant, in which country is it used and what does it mean. Or maybe it doesn't exist?
Thanks and Cheers!