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''[[Tracing Immigrant Origins|Tracing Immigrant Origins]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[United States Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Surname_Distribution_Maps|Surname Distribution Maps]]'' <br><br>[[Image:{{surnamemap}}]] Sometimes it is possible to guess where an immigrant 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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''[[Tracing Immigrant Origins|Tracing Immigrant Origins]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[United States Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Surname_Distribution_Maps|Surname Distribution Maps]]'' <br><br>[[Image:{{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.  
  
 
=== Online Surname Distribution Maps  ===
 
=== Online Surname Distribution Maps  ===
  
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| <center>Canada</center>  
 
| <center>Canada</center>  
 
| [http://www.dynastree.ca/ http://www.dynastree.ca/]
 
| [http://www.dynastree.ca/ http://www.dynastree.ca/]
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| <center>Czech Republic</center>
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| [http://www.kdejsme.cz/ http://www.kdejsme.cz/]
 
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| <center>England</center>  
 
| <center>England</center>  
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| <center>Netherlands</center>  
 
| <center>Netherlands</center>  
 
| [http://www.verwant.nl/kaarten http://www.verwant.nl/kaarten]
 
| [http://www.verwant.nl/kaarten http://www.verwant.nl/kaarten]
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| <center>Netherlands</center>
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| [http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfb/index.php?taal=eng http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfb/index.php?taal=eng]
 
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| <center>Poland</center>  
 
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| [http://www.dynastree.co.uk/maps http://www.dynastree.co.uk/maps]
 
| [http://www.dynastree.co.uk/maps http://www.dynastree.co.uk/maps]
 
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| <center>United States</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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| [http://www.forebears.co.uk/surnames http://www.forebears.co.uk/surnames]
 
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| <center>United States</center>  
 
| <center>United States</center>  
| [http://www.hamrick.com/names/ http://www.hamrick.com/names/]
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| [http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx]
 
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| <center>United States</center>  
 
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| [http://www.rootsuk.com/ http://www.rootsuk.com/]
 
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=== External links  ===
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*[http://members.shaw.ca/geogenealogy/ Geogenealogy surname mapping website]
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*[http://www.archersoftware.co.uk/satlas01.htm Stephen Archer's Surname Atlas CD] for detailed mapping of British surnames in the 1881 census
  
 
=== References  ===
 
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6. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surname_map "Surname map,"] ''Wikipedia''. Available online.  
 
6. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surname_map "Surname map,"] ''Wikipedia''. Available online.  
  
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Revision as of 19:01, 3 June 2013

Tracing Immigrant Origins  Gotoarrow.png  United States  Gotoarrow.png  Emigration and Immigration  Gotoarrow.png  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

Country
Website
World Names
http://worldnames.publicprofiler.org/
Argentina
http://www.miparentela.com/mapas-ar/
Austria
http://christoph.stoepel.net/geogen/en/Default.aspx
Belgium
http://www.familienaam.be/
Canada
http://www.dynastree.ca/
Czech Republic
http://www.kdejsme.cz/
England
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx
England
http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/
England ($)
http://www.rootsuk.com/
France
http://www.geopatronyme.com/
France
http://www.genealogie.com/v2/services-nom-de-famille/
France
http://www.familleunie.fr/cartes
Germany
http://christoph.stoepel.net/geogen/en/Default.aspx
Germany
http://www.verwandt.de/karten/
Germany
http://www.gen-evolu.de/
Ireland
http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/
Italy
http://gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html
Netherlands
http://www.verwant.nl/kaarten
Netherlands
http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfb/index.php?taal=eng
Poland
http://www.moikrewni.pl/mapa/
Spain
https://idapadron.ine.es/fapel/FAPEL.INICIO
Spain
http://www.miparentela.com/mapas
Spain
http://www.ine.es/daco/daco42/nombyapel/nombyapel.htm?L=0
Switzerland
http://www.verwandt.ch/karten/  
United Kingdom
http://www.dynastree.co.uk/maps
United Kingdom
http://www.forebears.co.uk/surnames
United States
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx
United States
http://www.dynastree.com/maps
Wales
http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx
Wales
http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/
Wales
http://www.rootsuk.com/

External links

References


1. Eastman, Dick. "New Web Site Maps Surnames Worldwide," Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, September 1, 2008. Available online.

2. "Familienname," Wikipedia. Available online.

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

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

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

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