Surname mapping

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Surname mapping is a useful technique for a surname DNA project. Many surnames have regional distribution patterns. Mapping the distribution of a surname at different points in time will often reveal the origin of the family name and will thus provide a narrower focus for further research and for recruitment efforts. Surname maps are generally created using information from censuses, electoral registers and telephone directories.

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Surname mapping websites

Argentina

Belgium

British Isles

Canada

Czech Republic

France

Germany

Ireland

Italy

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Poland

Spain

Switzerland

United States

Surname mapping software

Commercial mapping services

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