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| {{surnamemap}} Sometimes it is possible to guess where a surname originated through [[Surname_Distribution_Maps|surname distribution maps]]. These maps graphically display locations where&nbsp;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.  
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|{{surnamemap}} Sometimes it is possible to guess where a surname originated through [[Surname_Distribution_Maps|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 ===
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===Online Surname Distribution Maps===
  
 
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| <center>'''Country'''</center>  
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| '''Website'''
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| <center>World (227 countries)</center>  
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|<center>World (237 countries)</center>
| [http://www.forebears.co.uk/surnames http://www.forebears.co.uk/surnames]
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|http://www.forebears.co.uk/surnames
 
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| <center>World (26 countries)</center>  
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|<center>World (26 countries)</center>
| [http://worldnames.publicprofiler.org/ http://worldnames.publicprofiler.org/]
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|http://worldnames.publicprofiler.org/
 
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| <center>Argentina</center>  
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|<center>Argentina</center>
| [http://www.miparentela.com/Start.action http://www.miparentela.com/]
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|[http://www.miparentela.com/Start.action http://www.miparentela.com/]
 
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| <center>Austria</center>  
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|<center>Austria</center>
| http://namenskarten.lima-city.at/en/
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|http://namenskarten.lima-city.at/en/
 
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| <center>Belgium</center>  
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|<center>Belgium</center>
| [http://www.familienaam.be/ http://www.familienaam.be/]
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|http://www.familienaam.be/
 
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| <center>Canada</center>  
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|<center>Canada</center>
| [http://lastnames.myheritage.com/last-names/ http://lastnames.myheritage.com/last-names/]
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|https://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts
 
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| <center>Czech Republic</center>  
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|<center>Canada</center>
| [http://www.kdejsme.cz/ http://www.kdejsme.cz/]
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|https://lastnames.myheritage.com/last-names/
 
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| <center>England</center>  
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|<center>Croatia</center>
| [http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx]
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|https://actacroatica.com/en/search?surname=True
 
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| <center>England</center>  
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|<center>Czech Republic</center>
| [http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/ http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/]
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|http://www.kdejsme.cz/
 
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| <center>England ($)</center>  
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|<center>England</center>
| [http://www.rootsuk.com/ http://www.rootsuk.com/]
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|https://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts
 
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| <center>France</center>  
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|<center>England</center>
| [http://www.geopatronyme.com/ http://www.geopatronyme.com/]
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|http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/
 
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| <center>France</center>  
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|<center>England ($)</center>
| [http://www.genealogie.com/nom-de-famille/ http://www.genealogie.com/nom-de-famille/]
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|http://www.rootsuk.com/
 
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| <center>France</center>  
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|<center>France</center>
| [http://www.familleunie.fr/Start.action http://www.familleunie.fr/]
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|http://www.geopatronyme.com/
 
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| <center>Germany</center>  
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|<center>France</center>
| [http://christoph.stoepel.net/geogen/en/Default.aspx http://christoph.stoepel.net/geogen/en/Default.aspx]
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|http://www.genealogie.com/nom-de-famille/
 
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| <center>Germany</center>  
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|<center>France</center>
| [http://www.verwandt.de/karten/ http://www.verwandt.de/karten/]
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|[http://www.familleunie.fr/Start.action http://www.familleunie.fr/]
 
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| <center>Germany</center>  
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|<center>Germany</center>
| [http://www.gen-evolu.de/ http://www.gen-evolu.de/]
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|http://geogen.stoepel.net/<br> https://nvk.genealogy.net/map
 
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| <center>Ireland ($)</center>  
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|<center>Ireland ($)</center>
| [http://www.johngrenham.com/ http://www.johngrenham.com/]
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|http://www.johngrenham.com/
 
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| <center>Italy</center>  
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|<center>Italy</center>
| [http://gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html http://gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html]
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|http://gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html
 
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| <center>Netherlands</center>  
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|<center>Italy</center>
| [http://www.verwandt.de/karten/ http://www.verwandt.de/karten/]
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|http://italia.indettaglio.it/eng/cognomi/cognomi.html
 
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| <center>Netherlands</center>  
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|<center>Italy</center>
| [http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfb/index.php?taal=eng http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfb/index.php?taal=eng]
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|https://www.cognomix.it/mappe-dei-cognomi-italiani
 
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| <center>Poland</center>  
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|<center>Netherlands</center>
| [http://www.moikrewni.pl/mapa/ http://www.moikrewni.pl/mapa/]
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|http://www.verwandt.de/karten/
 
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| <center>Spain</center>  
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|<center>Netherlands</center>
| [https://idapadron.ine.es/ https://idapadron.ine.es/]
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|http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfb/index.php?taal=eng
 
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| <center>Spain</center>  
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|<center>Poland</center>
| [http://www.miparentela.com/Start.action http://www.miparentela.com/Start.action]
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|https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/
 
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| <center>Spain</center>  
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|<center>Scotland</center>
| [http://www.ine.es/daco/daco42/nombyapel/nombyapel.htm?L=0 http://www.ine.es/daco/daco42/nombyapel/nombyapel.htm?L=0]
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|https://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts
 
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| <center>Switzerland</center>  
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|<center>Spain</center>
| [http://www.verwandt.ch/Start.action http://www.verwandt.ch/Start.action] &nbsp;
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|https://www.mapadeapellidos.eu/index.php
 
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| <center>United Kingdom</center>  
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|<center>Spain</center>
| [http://lastnames.myheritage.com/last-names/ http://lastnames.myheritage.com/last-names/]
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|https://www.ine.es/widgets/nombApell/index.shtml
 
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| <center>United States</center>  
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|<center>Spain</center>
| [http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx]
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|http://www.ine.es/apellidos/formGeneral.do?vista=3
 
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| <center>United States</center>  
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|<center>Switzerland</center>
| [http://lastnames.myheritage.com/last-names/ http://lastnames.myheritage.com/last-names/]
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|http://www.verwandt.ch/Start.action &nbsp;
 
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| <center>Wales</center>  
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|<center>United Kingdom</center>
| [http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx]
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|https://lastnames.myheritage.com/last-names/
 
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| <center>Wales</center>  
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|<center>United States</center>
| [http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/ http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/]
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|https://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts
 
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|-
| <center>Wales</center>  
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|<center>United States</center>
| [http://www.rootsuk.com/ http://www.rootsuk.com/]
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|https://lastnames.myheritage.com/last-names/
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|<center>Wales</center>
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|https://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts
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|<center>Wales</center>
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|http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/
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|<center>Wales</center>
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|http://www.rootsuk.com/
 
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=== External links ===
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===External links===
  
*[http://members.shaw.ca/geogenealogy/ Geogenealogy surname mapping website]  
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*[http://members.shaw.ca/geogenealogy/ Geogenealogy surname mapping website]
 
*[http://www.archersoftware.co.uk/satlas01.htm Stephen Archer's Surname Atlas CD] for detailed mapping of British surnames in the 1881 census
 
*[http://www.archersoftware.co.uk/satlas01.htm Stephen Archer's Surname Atlas CD] for detailed mapping of British surnames in the 1881 census
  
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6. [http://www.isogg.org/wiki/Surname_mapping "Surname Mapping,"] ''ISOGG Wiki''. Available online.  
 
6. [http://www.isogg.org/wiki/Surname_mapping "Surname Mapping,"] ''ISOGG Wiki''. Available online.  
  
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[[Category:Poland Emigration_and_Immigration]] [[Category:United_States_Emigration_and_Immigration]] [[Category:Spain Maps and Gazetteers]] [[Category:Wales Emigration and Immigration]] [[Category:England_Emigration_and_Immigration]] [[Category:England Surnames]][[Category:Scotland Maps and Gazetteers]]
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[[Category:Poland Emigration_and_Immigration]]  
[[Category:Wales]] [[Category:Switzerland_Emigration_and_Immigration]] [[Category:Poland Maps and Gazetteers]] [[Category:Netherlands Maps and Gazetteers]] [[Category:Italy Maps and Gazetteers]] [[Category:Germany Emigration and Immigration]] [[Category:Ireland Maps and Gazetteers]] [[Category:France Emigration and Immigration]] [[Category:France Maps and Gazetteers]][[Category:Canada Maps]] [[Category:Belgium]] [[Category:Austria]] [[Category:Argentina Maps and Gazetteers]] [[Category:Czech_Republic Maps and Gazetteers]]
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[[Category:Wales]]  
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[[Category:Ireland Maps and Gazetteers]]  
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[[Category:Names Surname]]

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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
Website
World (237 countries)
http://www.forebears.co.uk/surnames
World (26 countries)
http://worldnames.publicprofiler.org/
Argentina
http://www.miparentela.com/
Austria
http://namenskarten.lima-city.at/en/
Belgium
http://www.familienaam.be/
Canada
https://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts
Canada
https://lastnames.myheritage.com/last-names/
Croatia
https://actacroatica.com/en/search?surname=True
Czech Republic
http://www.kdejsme.cz/
England
https://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts
England
http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/
England ($)
http://www.rootsuk.com/
France
http://www.geopatronyme.com/
France
http://www.genealogie.com/nom-de-famille/
France
http://www.familleunie.fr/
Germany
http://geogen.stoepel.net/
https://nvk.genealogy.net/map
Ireland ($)
http://www.johngrenham.com/
Italy
http://gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html
Italy
http://italia.indettaglio.it/eng/cognomi/cognomi.html
Italy
https://www.cognomix.it/mappe-dei-cognomi-italiani
Netherlands
http://www.verwandt.de/karten/
Netherlands
http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfb/index.php?taal=eng
Poland
https://nazwiska-polskie.pl/
Scotland
https://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts
Spain
https://www.mapadeapellidos.eu/index.php
Spain
https://www.ine.es/widgets/nombApell/index.shtml
Spain
http://www.ine.es/apellidos/formGeneral.do?vista=3
Switzerland
http://www.verwandt.ch/Start.action  
United Kingdom
https://lastnames.myheritage.com/last-names/
United States
https://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts
United States
https://lastnames.myheritage.com/last-names/
Wales
https://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts
Wales
http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/
Wales
http://www.rootsuk.com/

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.