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 Surnames

The surname page is a collection of resources and information about the name on the site.  It is accessible from the "SN" (or "Surname") link at the bottom of any person's page, and on the View menu under "Surname Resources".  If chosen from the menu, the default name is random one from all data entered here.

The name can be changed by typing any name in the search box in the upper right of the page.  To view multiple names at the same time (such as one name that has several spelling variations), enter them separated by a comma.  This is mainly applicable for the distribution statistics, explained below.

Links
Listed under links are websites that have information on people with this name.  A few are general sites that apply to any name.  Others may be specific to one surname.  If you have a website to submit, click the "Submit a link" option and copy & paste the website address.  Submitting is limited to users who are logged in.

Submitted websites should be ones that have significant information related to this name, such as one-name studies, DNA surname projects, or other family history sites that have significant information...  rather than a website which just has a few people with this name.  But it's up to you to determine how significant a site is.

Also -- be sure that a submitted link works as a stand-alone link.  On some websites after doing a search, the address of a search results page will not work by itself.

Distribution
The USA and UK maps show the place distribution for this name, for data that is online here.  The places are color-coded according to the legend that shows below the map.  Hovering over a place will show the exact count of people found in that place.

The "Whose branches" option below the map give the choices of seeing all data, only your own data, or data from other researchers.  The maps are up-to-date in real-time.  As soon as information is saved, it will show on the maps for that name.

For some states and countries, clicking will break it down further with a more detalied map.  For others where another map is not yet defined, it goes to a list of the researcher's data in that state or county.  Other maps for US counties will be added as time allows.

List of People
Each person may customize the choices and order of the columns that appear here. See more information.

Updated: 1-11-2015