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Surname mapping

From ISOGG Wiki

Surname mapping is a useful technique for a surname DNA project. Many surnames have regional distribution patterns. Mapping the distribution of a surname at different points in time will often reveal the origin of the family name and will thus provide a narrower focus for further research and for recruitment efforts. Surname maps are generally created using information from censuses, electoral registers and telephone directories.

Surname mapping websites

Argentina

Austria

Belgium

British Isles

  • Forebears
  • GB Names Maps and frequency distributions for surnames from Great Britain
  • Your Family History A site which provides surname distribution maps for England and Wales from census data (1841-1911).

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Ireland

Italy

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Poland

Spain

United States

Surname mapping software

Commercial mapping services

External links

See also