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A map of the world according to where your surname is most common

Earlier in the year, academics from University College London used geographical data from the Consumer Data Research Centre to build a website. This website generated a heat map of the country based on the prevalence of your surname, and it appeared to work pretty well. What it did not provide you with, however, was a global picture of your surname popularity. For this, forebears.io is the place to go, we recently discovered. It provides you with a breakdown of your surname popularity around the world, both in terms of total…

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What’s In A Surname? New Map Shows Surname Proliferation In America

We bet you’ve never seen a map like the one below. We found it at National Geographic and thought it would greatly help in family history researches. It shows the distribution of common last names in America and gives us an idea of some of the country’s immigration sagas. Thank you very much to National Geographic for sharing this unique map. Click here to view the interactive map. For more fun and interesting features, be sure to check out their website. Click to enlarge the image Source: NationalGeographic.com

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