Disney — today, it's a name familiar to us all.

That's thanks to animation genius Walt Disney and his world-famous media franchise. But where did the surname "Disney" ever come from? And why is it rare to actually meet a Disney?

The Crazy History Of Walt Disney's Surname

It turns out the Disney family name traces back through several European countries and connects to a monumental event in history. But it didn't simply begin as "Disney."

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The Crazy History Of Walt Disney's Surname

Watch the video above to learn the origin of the name Disney and how it all traces back to a small town in France. You can also test your knowledge of Disney movies here.