Wednesday, February 08, 2006

where are you from?

I've been playing with a fascinating surname profiler website, found via Anne. It gives you maps of the frequency of a surname in the UK in 1881 and 1998, using census data. My surname is mostly concentrated in Cornwall and the South West in 1881. In 1998, it's more widespread, but the highest density is still in Cornwall. It also gives you the Mosaic group with the highest index for your surname. Mine is 'Tourist Attendant', which makes sense for the South West.

Where does your name come from?

2 comments:

Danny Kaye said...

This seems like a handy tool...

Provide one is from England!

Oh well. I suppose my Vescovi/Morris/Sanborn ancestors will remain a mystery.

Pig wot flies said...

Or Wales or Scotland.
Does the US have censuses?