Website Maps Surnames Worldwide

The Public Profiler has launched a site to track about eight million surnames from electoral rolls and phone directories to help people see the origins of their last name and how far those names have travelled around the world.

The site covers over 300 million people in 26 countries, so it’s not exactly extensive, well relative to the five billion people on the planet.? It also lists top cities and regions for each name.? Find your surname information here.

I’ve been trying to play around with the site, but it’s been all buggers all morning, which means it could be crushed from heavy traffic.? Give it some time and check back in later.? [via]

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