Sunday, 8 February 2009

Find out about your surname...

I've just stumbled across a surname location generator on the National Trust website that shows the distribution of any surname you type into it. The generator shows the distribution of names in the UK in 1881 and then in 1998, so that you can see the changes, if any.
I put in my maiden name of O'Connor first and in 1881 most O'Connors lived in Liverpool (where my family moved to during the Irish potato famine), and in 1998 the generator still showed that the majority of O'Connors live in Liverpool today.

Type in your surname and see what you discover!

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