Surname Distribution Maps

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Sometimes it is possible to guess where a surname originated through surname distribution maps. These maps graphically display locations where surnames occurred at different periods in time. This strategy provides genealogists with a starting point for research in the birth country, when that information cannot be discovered through sources recorded in the new country of settlement. It works particularly well for less-common surnames and among families that have stayed in the same European locations for centuries.

Online Surname Distribution Maps[edit | edit source]

Country Distribution Maps
Most websites require entering a surname
before a map is produced.
Surname Meanings,
Origins, and Frequency
World (237 countries)
Forbears Surname Distribution Forbears Surname Meaning and Origin
Ancestry Surname Information
MyHeritage Last Name Directory
Austria

Surname Distribution Maps of Austria

Belgium
Belgium Family Names
Belgium Surname Map
Canada
Forbears Surname Distribution British Surnames
Croatia
ActaCroatica
Czechia
KdeJsme.cz:
Denmark
Denmark Surname Map
England
Forbears Surname Distribution
Names, Public Profiler
Your Family History
UK Surname Map
British Surnames
Your Family History
British Surnames
France
Geopatronyme
Filae: Nom de Famille
France Surname Map
Germany
Geogen
Germany Surname Map
CompGen Name Distribution Map
Digital Dictionary of Surnames in Germany (DFD)
Digital Dictionary of Surnames in Germany (DFD)
Ireland
Irish Ancestors
Ireland Surname Map
Irish Surname Maps for the 1901 and 1911 Census of Ireland
British Surnames
British Surnames
Italy
GENS, Distribution of Surnames in Italy and America
Cognomix, Maps of Italian Surnames
Italy Surname Map
Italian Surnames by Town, Province or Region
Netherlands
Netherlands Surname Map
Dutch Family Name Bank
Poland
Poland Surname Map
Surnames Polskie
Jewish Records Indexing - Poland Surname Distribution Mapper
Romania
Romania Surname Map
Scotland
Forbears Surname Distribution
Scottish Surname Maps for the 1901 Census of Scotland
British Surnames
Names, Public Profiler
British Surnames
Spain
Spain Surname Map
National Institute of Statistics (INE) Surname Maps
National Institute of Statistics (INE) Surname Frequency Statistics
Ukraine
Ukraine Surname Map
United Kingdom
UK Surname Map
British Surnames
British Surnames
Wales
Names, Public Profiler
British Surnames
British Surnames

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

1. "Familienname," Wikipedia. Available online.

2. Meitzler, Leland. "Surname Distribution Maps for the USA, Canada, Spain, France, Germany, Austria & Switzerland on dynastree.com," Genealogy Blog. Available online.

3. Meitzler, Leland. "Surname Distribution Maps For Argentina, the Netherlands & the United Kingdom Are Online," Genealogy Blog. Available online.

4. Murphy, Nathan W. "Localize Your Surname with Distribution Maps," Price and Associates Genealogical Services. Available online.

5. "Surname map," Wikipedia. Available online.

6. "Surname Mapping," ISOGG Wiki. Available online.

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