Surname Distribution Maps

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Sometimes, it is possible to guess where where an immigrant ancestor originated through [[Surname_Distribution_Maps|surname distribution maps]]. These maps graphically demonstrate where surnames occurred at different periods in time. This strategy provides genealogists with a research starting point in the birth country, when that information cannot be discovered in American sources. It works particularly well for less-common surnames and among families that have stayed in the same locations for centuries.
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Sometimes, it is possible to guess where where an immigrant ancestor originated through [[Surname_Distribution_Maps|surname distribution maps]]. These maps graphically demonstrate where surnames occurred at different periods in time. This strategy provides genealogists with a research starting point in the birth country, when that information cannot be discovered in American sources. It works particularly well for less-common surnames and among families that have stayed in the same locations for centuries.  
  
 
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Revision as of 00:02, 9 December 2010

United States  Gotoarrow.png  Emigration and Immigration  Gotoarrow.png  [[Surname_Distribution_Maps|Surname Distribution Maps

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

Country Website
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/
England http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx
England http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/
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/
Ireland http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/
Italy http://gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html
Netherlands http://www.verwant.nl/kaarten
Poland http://www.moikrewni.pl/mapa/
Spain https://idapadron.ine.es/fapel/FAPEL.INICIO
Spain http://www.miparentela.com/mapas
Switzerland http://www.verwandt.ch/karten/  
United Kingdom http://www.dynastree.co.uk/maps
United States http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx
United States http://www.hamrick.com/names/
United States http://www.dynastree.com/maps
Wales http://www.ancestry.com/learn/facts/default.aspx
Wales http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/